Bariatric surgery has been shown to be effective at producing long-term weight loss and improving health outcomes in individuals with morbid obesity. Research has shown that bariatric surgery can significantly reduce the risk of death from obesity-related conditions, particularly in individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher.
A meta-analysis of several studies found that bariatric surgery was associated with a 29% reduction in all-cause mortality in individuals with morbid obesity. Another study found that bariatric surgery was associated with a 41% reduction in the risk of death from cardiovascular disease in individuals with morbid obesity.
It is important to note that the specific impact of bariatric surgery on life expectancy will depend on individual circumstances and factors such as the patient's overall health, adherence to post-surgery recommendations, and the presence of other health conditions.
Additionally, bariatric surgery is not a magic bullet and requires a long-term commitment to healthy lifestyle changes in order to achieve and maintain the best possible health outcomes.
That being said, it offers a priceless chance to reorder the trajectory of one's life, and set it on a path that offers greater longevity, health, and functionality.
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