According to a latest study, weight loss surgery done to obese people reduces risk of diabetes as compared to other methods carried out for the same purpose. The study has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Medical experts are conducting discussions on the research to find conclusions on the topic.
"Bariatric surgery appears to be markedly more efficient than usual care in the prevention of type 2 diabetes in obese persons," Dr. Lena Carlsson from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, states in the study, as reported by ABC News.
Doctors, however, feel that this new finding should not be used to encourage obese people to go for the weight loss surgery. They should lose weight through the simpler methods and control their weight in the first place to avoid such issues. Surgery has its own complications and is not a natural process to get rid of obesity.
Weight loss surgery has become quite popular with the passage of time and obese people find it an easy solution to reducing their excessive fat. The recent research was conducted on a sample of obese people, who were observed after the surgery. They did not have diabetes after the surgery.
"It is indisputable that bariatric surgery addresses weight-related problems better than medical treatments, regardless of the mechanism. All patients would certainly benefit from it, either by achieving remission, by decreasing the amount of medications that they take on a daily basis, or by postponing the onset of diabetes in their lifetime," Dr. Ozanan Meireles, an instructor in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, said.
Obesity rate has risen to an alarming level all over the world, especially in the developed countries. People have been trying various methods to reduce their weight, but those treatments are lengthy and require consistent effort. Surgery has become an easy way out in the recent years and now people go for the decision to get the surgery done relatively quickly. The recent study was conducted in order to see an aspect of the weight loss surgery in terms of its effectiveness and after effects.