Bariatric surgery reduced risk for colorectal cancer

  • July 24, 2014

Bariatric surgery was associated with a significantly lower incidence of colorectal cancer compared with obese individuals who were not surgically treated, according to recent meta-analysis data.

Sorena Afshar, MBChB, MRCSEd, Human Nutrition Research Center, Institute for Aging and Health, Newcastle University, and colleagues performed a systematic review of relevant research from six databases to determine the effect of bariatric surgery on subsequent colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. Four retrospective observational studies met inclusion criteria for meta-analysis.

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