New data is soon to be released on metabolic and bariatric surgery and its effects on Type 2 diabetes remission, heart attack prevention and kidney disease. The information will be presented by researchers from institutions such as Stanford University, Cleveland Clinic and Duke University, at the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), which will be held at the San Diego Convention Center from June 17 to June 22, 2012.

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A Stanford University study identified dramatic reductions in the rates of heart attack up to seven years after weight loss surgery, and a Cleveland Clinic study revealed in obese diabetic patients an almost 60 percent reduction in kidney disease and a 44 percent remission rate of Type 2 diabetes after five years. Other studies show what kinds of patients are most likely to have diabetes remission, as well as the influence of race and gender on weight loss. Long-term research on gastric sleeve, an increasingly popular procedure also available at Angeles Health, and a large scale study on robotic-assisted gastric bypass surgery, will also be showcased.

“The data provides new perspectives on the different mechanisms of action of metabolic and bariatric surgery and how effective they are in fighting and preventing the disease of severe obesity, and some of the biggest public health threats facing the world,” says Robin Blackstone, MD, President, ASMBS. “In the big picture, what these studies are telling us is obesity should be treated, and the sooner, the better.”

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At Angeles Health we offer low cost, high quality weight loss surgery procedures, including lap band and gastric sleeve plication surgery. To find out more about our services, recent price reductions and other patients’ experiences, see our website and fill in the form on the right to speak to a weight loss surgery case manager.