Bariatric surgery reduces mortality in Swedish men.

  title={Bariatric surgery reduces mortality in Swedish men.},
  author={Richard Marsk and Erik N{\"a}slund and Jacob Freedman and Per Tynelius and Finn N. Rasmussen},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={97 6},
BACKGROUND Mortality is lower in obese patients who have undergone surgery for obesity than in those who have not. The majority of patients in these studies have been women. Perioperative mortality is known to be higher among men, and this may counterbalance the survival advantage seen after surgery. This cohort study compared mortality among operated obese patients, non-operated obese patients and a general control cohort of men. METHODS The study was based on record linkage between Swedish… CONTINUE READING

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