Obesity surgery may cut cancer risk

LOS ANGELES Canadian researchers say it appears to cut cancer risk 80 percent in morbidly obese patients.

In a study 6,000 people, those who had obesity surgery had reductions in pancreatic, skin and uterine cancers, as well as, non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Obesity surgery is also well known to reduce diabetes risk.

In a separate study, Wisconsin researchers say surgeries like gastric bypass did more to control diabetes in obese patients than those put on medication alone.


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