Weight-Loss Surgery Slashes Risk of Severe Liver Disease in the Obese: Study

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FRIDAY, Nov. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News)

Weight-loss surgery sliced the risk of severe liver disease or liver cancer in obese people with fatty liver disease, a new study finds.

It included more than 1,100 patients with an aggressive type of fatty liver disease. Patients who had weight-loss (bariatric) surgery had a nearly 90% lower risk of advanced liver disease, liver cancer or related death over the next decade, The New York Times reported.

Those outcomes were seen in only five of the 650 who had bariatric surgery, compared with 40 of 508 patients who did not have the surgery, according to the study published Nov. 11 in the Journal of the American Medical…

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