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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.


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