A new study warns that a method of losing weight contributes to an increase in the death rate in men in particular.
The study, presented this week during the annual meeting of the European Society for the Study of Diabetes, stated that men who undergo bariatric surgery are five times more likely to die within 30 days of the operation compared to women.
She added that the long-term mortality rate in men is nearly 3 times, due to these surgeries.
The study’s lead author, Hans Bijlbock, MD, from the Medical University of Vienna in Austria, confirmed that his findings were inspired by a recent review of 10-year studies involving more than 19,000 bariatric surgery patients.
In the results of his study, Bigbock explains that men are more likely to die as a result of bariatric surgery because they wait until they are old to perform it, and they already have cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes, which may contribute to the high death rate among them.
On the other hand, women seem more willing to consider surgical weight loss early in life, while men tend to wait until they develop more comorbidities, says Hans Bijlbock.
The new study also indicated that mental disorders were a common disease for men and women from bariatric surgery.
The study authors recommended that patients should be consciously proactive about when they should have bariatric surgery.
Its authors called not to be alarmed by its findings, citing hopeful insights that between January 2010 and April 2020, less than 2 percent of bariatric surgery patients died.