Diet and Weight Loss News

Weight loss surgery works better than weight-loss drugs or diets

Written By Betty van der Mark on Friday, July 15, 2011 | 7:28 AM

Recent research from the Institute for Cardiovascular Research, Amsterdam, revealed that 80% of obese people suffering from diabetes were able to come off their medication following a gastric bypass. The Institute also revealed that 62% needed no further treatment following gastric banding. Spire Manchester Hospital recently became the first hospital in the North West to be awarded ‘Centre of Excellence’ status from the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). The Spire Manchester Hospital had to prove to an independent committee that its bariatric surgeons each had a minimum of five years experience performing weight loss procedures, alongside a dedicated team who effectively treat and manage morbidly obese patients from initial consultation to life-long aftercare.

Bariatric surgery is not only cost-effective for treating people who are severely obese, but also for those who are mildly obese, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings support making bariatric surgery available to all obese people, the researchers say.

Source: Private Health