Bariatric Surgery Could Lower the Risk for Obesity-Related Cancers According to Recent Study

LA Bariatric Center Offers Potentially Life-Saving Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Online PR News – 21-August-2013 – 8/20/2013, Marina Del Rey, CA – Marina Del Rey, CA A recent study quoted by the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) says obese people who have bariatric surgery appear to have lower rates of obesity-related cancers than obese people who did not have bariatric surgery."

The study, citing that obesity is associated with increased risks of cancers of the esophagus; breast (post menopausal), endometrium, colon and rectum, kidney, pancreas, thyroid and gallbladder found that weight loss of that caliber is beneficial in the realm of obesity related cancers.

According to the guidelines established by the NIH obesity is defined by a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. A study from 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey show that 68 percent of U.S. adults aged 20 years or older are considered overweight or obese—and are in turn at some risk for these concerns.

A number of NIH-funded weight loss trials have demonstrated that people can lose weight and in doing so reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes, while improving their risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Nevertheless, many observational studies have shown that people who have a lower weight gain during adulthood have a lower risk of colon cancer, breast cancer (after menopause) and endometrial cancer

Even stronger evidence comes from studies of patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to lose weight. Obese people who have bariatric surgery appear to have lower rates of obesity-related cancers than obese people who did not have bariatric surgery. It is important to note that whereas most lifestyle weight loss interventions result in weight losses of 7-10 percent of body weight, weight loss from bariatric surgery combined with lifestyle changes generally results in weight loss of 30 percent.

LA Bariatric Center in Marina Del Ray, California offers a number of effective weight loss surgery options including bariatric surgery. Medical Director Dr. Jeremy Korman is board certified with a specialization in the full spectrum of bariatric procedures including laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric imbrications.

If you are concerned about your weight and what its implications might mean for your health contact an experienced physician like Dr. Korman. Interested parties are encouraged to find out more at www.labariatriccenter.com

About Dr. Korman

Dr. Jeremy Korman is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in today's top bariatric procedures, including laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric imbrications.

Dr. Korman earned his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and completed his general surgery residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Fellowship trained in laparoscopic general surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, he also completed an additional fellowship in bariatric surgery.

Dr. Korman is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons.

For more details visit: http://www.labariatriccenter.com

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Dr. Jeremy Korman
La Bariatric Center
La Bariatric Center Dr. Jeremy Korman 4644 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 450 Marina Del Rey CA 800-491-1977 analyticslabariatriccenter@gmail.com
Marina Del Rey CA, 90292

800-491-1977