Posts Tagged ‘major adverse cardiovascular events’

Bariatric Surgery to Cut the Risk of a Heart Attack

November 17, 2022 — Can bariatric surgery cut the risk of a heart attack in half? The answer, of course, depends upon the population of patients and their risk profile. And we must remember that risk is a tricky thing to measure. But a recent study in JAMA Network Open found half the risk of a wide range of […]

Cutting NASH Harms by 88% with Bariatric Surgery

November 12, 2021 — NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) is one of the most serious complications of untreated obesity. It’s very hard to treat. It can lead to liver failure, liver cancer, and death. So when a careful study of bariatric surgery shows an an 88 percent reduction in the risk of NASH progressing, this is big news. JAMA published this […]

One Fourth Less Heart Health Risk with Orlistat?

August 4, 2021 — Bariatric surgery provides a benefit for reducing risks to heart health. This has been pretty clear for years now. Still, utilization remains low because the procedure seems daunting to many who need it. But a recent study suggests that an anti-obesity medicine – orlistat – might also reduce risks to heart health. In the European […]