Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk for the Obese? New Study

June 14, 2014 12:07 PM

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Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk for the Obese? New Study

Weight-loss surgery may do more than help morbidly obese people shed extra pounds; it may also lower their chances of a cancer diagnosis, according to a recent study HealthDay News reported.

Researchers from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil found that bariatric surgery reduces the risk of cancer to rates almost similar to those of people of normal weight.

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