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Bariatric surgery lowers uterine cancer risk, study shows

by Nicholson Clinic | Mar 24, 2014
People who undergo bariatric surgery may have a reduced risk of developing uterine cancer, Counsel and Heal reported. In a new study published in the journal Gynecologic Oncology, researchers analyzed data from 7,431,858 patients in the University HealthSystem Consortium – a database that collects information from academic medical centers and affiliated hospitals throughout the United States. Within this sample, 103,797 people had undergone bariatric surgery and 44,345 had developed uterine cancer.

People who undergo bariatric surgery may have a reduced risk of developing uterine cancer, Counsel and Heal reported.

In a new study published in the journal Gynecologic Oncology, researchers analyzed data from 7,431,858 patients in the University HealthSystem Consortium – a database that collects information from academic medical centers and affiliated hospitals throughout the United States. Within this sample, 103,797 people had undergone bariatric surgery and 44,345 had developed uterine cancer.

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