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Bariatric surgery shows metabolic benefits in lower-BMI patients

Key clinical point: Patients derived metabolic benefits from bariatric surgery even when their baseline body mass index was lower than 35 kg/m2.

Major finding: Discontinuation of hypertension drugs occurred in 60% of patients with lower BMIs at baseline and 54% of those with higher BMIs.

Study details: Review of prospectively collected data from 45,584 patients who underwent sleeve gastrectomy in Michigan during 2006-2018.

Disclosures: The study received no commercial funding. Dr. Varban receives salary support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Dr. Misra had no relevant disclosures.

Citation:

Varban OA et al. Obesity Week 2019, Abstract A105.