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Weight loss surgery can improve your health

The Hospital Group - obesity surgery

New research has revealed that weight loss surgery can have a positive effect on the body’s immune system.


Scientists found that a modest reduction in weight can reverse damage that’s been done to cells responsible for the body’s immunity.


The study, involved 13 obese people with type-2 diabetes or pre-diabetes who followed a 24-week diet limiting them to between 1,000 and 1,600 calories a day, with gastric banding surgery at 12 weeks to restrict food intake.


Even a modest amount of weight loss, just six kg, was found to be enough to bring the pro-inflammatory immune cells, which circulate in the blood and promote coronary artery disease back to the level found in lean people and improve health.


Katherine Samaras, Associate Professor at the Garvin Institute of Medical Research, who conducted the study, said: “This is the first time it has been shown that modest weight reduction reverses some of the very adverse inflammatory changes we see in obese people with diabetes.


“Obesity is now a major cause of type-2 diabetes, with the situation currently at crisis point people must be made aware that excess fat will affect their immune system and ultimately their life expectancy.”


Those looking to shed those excess pounds and adopt a healthier lifestyle can come to The Hospital Group for a comfortable and professional consultation.


The Hospital Group is one of the UK’s biggest providers of weight loss surgery, including gastric bands, gastric bypasses and gastric balloons.


David Ross, Chief Executive of The Hospital Group said: “Obesity can cause a multitude of physical and emotional afflictions.


“Those who come to The Hospital Group, can be assured of a dedicated, professional service, with astounding success rates and a limited waiting time. This latest news is just another reason to seek an effective weight loss solution with The Hospital Group.”

Obesity treatment news : 12 May 2010