Study: Weight loss surgery may lower the risk of bowel cancer

Study: Weight loss surgery may lower the risk of bowel cancer

A review of relevant research found that weight reduction surgery may cut the incidence of colorectal cancer by one-third. According to doctors at Kuwait's Jaber Al-Ahmed Hospital, obesity raises the risk of a wide range of illnesses, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, and the majority of malignancies, including colon cancer.

In contrast to obese people who did not have surgery, the study's findings showed that patients who received bariatric, or weight loss surgery, had a risk of colon cancer that was reduced by more than 35%.

Seven trials totaling 1,213,727 patients and an average follow-up of seven years were included in the study.

It was carried out because, according to the researchers, many investigations have produced inconsistent findings.

Lead author Sulaiman Almazeedi from Jaber Al-Ahmed Hospital stated, "Day by day, the scientific community is continuing to reveal the advantages of weight reduction surgery, and our article verifies this."

Despite the debate, Almazeedi remarked, "We think weight reduction surgery may be a vital tool in combating this pandemic. Obesity today remains one of the most avoidable causes of chronic illness and early mortality."

According to the researchers, people with obesity who had weight reduction surgery had a 3 in 1,000 overall chance of getting colorectal cancer, compared to a 4 in 1,000 risk for those who did not.