The results of a recent study showed that weight-loss surgeries, such as sleeve gastrectomy, reduce the risk of cancer by more than half, and have a protective effect against the formation of cancer cells.
The study, prepared by the American “talker” website, said that 9% of those who did not undergo weight loss surgery later developed obesity-related cancer.
The study stated that most people undergo surgery to slim down and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but scientists find more benefits, which is that only 4% of patients who underwent weight-loss surgery developed weight-related cancer in a 10-year follow-up.
She explained that among those who did not undergo this procedure, after 10 years, 8.9% of them were diagnosed with obesity-related cancer.
The study looked at the records of more than 55,700 obese patients who underwent surgery and compared them with the same number of similar patients who did not undergo surgery.
The patients underwent a range of operations, including sleeve gastrectomy, sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric banding.
In a 10-year follow-up, the number of patients who developed obesity-related cancers was 2,206 among those who underwent surgery and 4,960 among those who did not.
Of the participants who underwent surgery, 501 developed breast cancer, 201 developed colon cancer, 969 developed liver cancer, 54 developed pancreatic cancer, 130 developed ovarian cancer, and 154 had to be treated for thyroid cancer.
Of those who did not undergo surgery, 751 had breast cancer, 360 had colon cancer, 2,198 had liver cancer, 86 had pancreatic cancer, 214 had been treated for ovarian cancer, and 175 had thyroid cancer.
The study team took into account other risk factors, such as a history of smoking, alcohol use, heart disease, hormonal treatments, and other illnesses.