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Bariatric surgery cuts heart attack risk for years

Source: WebMD

Researchers looked at numerous heart (cardiac) risk factors before and after gastric bypass surgery and found all improved.
Improvements in heart risk factors included:

  • Total cholesterol declined from 184 before surgery to 174 after. (Below 200 is recommended.)
  • HDL or “good” cholesterol rose 40%.
  • LDL or “bad” cholesterol improved.
  • Triglycerides (blood fats) declined by about 55%.

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