Obesity-reducing surgery cuts liver disease risk by 90% - study

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Bariatric Surgery For Liver Disease: Now recent research has claimed that the risk of life-threatening diseases like fatty liver can be reduced through bariatric surgery. One out of every four American adults suffers from a serious disease of fatty liver, ie, liver enlargement due to obesity, not because of drinking alcohol. According to a study published in the 'Journal of the American Medical Association' ie JAMA, bariatric surgery not only relieves obesity but also has a major benefit. It happens that the risk of fatal diseases like fatty liver and liver cancer is also reduced to a great extent. This study included 1158 people who had bariatric surgery due to fatty liver disease.

Bariatric Surgery For Liver Disease: The function of the liver in our body is to process food and other things. When the fat starts to form in excess amount in the cells of the liver, then it is called Fatty Liver. There are two types of fatty liver disease: alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Alcoholic fatty liver is caused by drinking too much alcohol. But non-alcoholic fatty liver has nothing to do with alcohol. The problem of fatty liver is mostly in the obese, diabetic type-2 patients, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure patients only. Till now there is no cure for fatty liver. But by making changes in your lifestyle and diet, you can get rid of the problem of fatty liver. But now recent research has claimed that the risk of life-threatening diseases like fatty liver can be reduced through bariatric surgery.

According to a report, one out of every four American adults suffers from a serious disease of fatty liver, ie, due to obesity, not because of drinking alcohol. According to a study published in the 'Journal of the American Medical Association' ie JAMA, bariatric surgery not only relieves obesity but also has a major benefit. It happens that the risk of fatal diseases like fatty liver and liver cancer is also reduced to a great extent.

What happened in the study

This study, published in JAMA, included 1158 people who had bariatric surgery due to fatty liver disease. It was revealed that out of 650 people who underwent surgery, only 5 people later developed serious liver disease. At the same time, out of 508 people who did not undergo surgery, 40 people had serious liver diseases. It was concluded that the risk of liver cancer and other serious liver diseases in these people was reduced by 90 percent for the next 10 years after the surgery.

The risk of heart attack also decreased by 70%

This study revealed that bariatric surgery also reduces the risk of heart attack due to obesity by up to 70 percent.

Dr. Ali Aminian, who led this research, says, 'The problem of the fatty liver comes due to obesity. A large amount of fat gets deposited on the liver. This causes irritation in the liver and scar tissue is produced. This leads to a life-threatening disease like liver cirrhosis. When the patient's body weight is reduced, the fat is also reduced from the liver.