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Against obesity, the scalpel has its limits

2020-10-26T12:05:52.203Z

BIG DECRYPTION - Spectacular, bariatric surgery is less effective in the long term, for lack of appropriate care.



“It is time to recognize obesity as a chronic disease in itself, complex, difficult to treat

, underlines Prof. Olivier Ziegler, diabetologist-nutritionist at the CHRU Nancy.

A disease which, in its severe forms, inexorably leads, if not properly managed, to metabolic, cardiovascular and mechanical complications, increases the risk of cancer and compromises the vital prognosis in the medium or long term.

The news suddenly reminded us with the doubling of the risk of death in patients hospitalized for Covid-19. "

Hence the urgent need for a comprehensive care policy for this disease which affects 17% of adults in France.

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In severe obesity, bariatric surgery has experienced an unprecedented boom due to often spectacular results on weight loss and reduction of comorbidities (diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, etc.).

The number of these interventions has tripled in ten years, from 20,000 in 2006 to 60,000 in

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