Bariatric surgery prevents developing pancreatic cancer
A new study says weight loss or bariatric surgery significantly cuts the risk of developing pancreatic cancer in people who are obese with diabetes.
In a new study, researchers from health care company — Allegheny Health Network in the US have found that weight loss or bariatric surgery significantly cuts the risk of developing pancreatic cancer in people who are obese with diabetes. The study analysed 14,35,350 patients with concurrent diabetes and obesity over a 20-year period. A total of 10,620 patients within the study had undergone bariatric (weight loss) surgery, an operation that helps patients lose weight by making changes to the digestive system.
The research found that obese patients with diabetes were significantly less likely to develop pancreatic cancer if they had undergone bariatric surgery. The majority of patients (73 per cent) that underwent surgery within the study were female. According to researchers, previously, bariatric surgery has been shown to improve high blood sugar levels in diabetic patients and this research shows that this surgery is a viable way in reducing the risk of pancreatic cancer in this growing, at-risk group .
Pancreatic disorder and therapy