Endocrine Society\'s 97th Annual Meeting & Expo
ENDO 2015 will feature "the latest research in fields as diverse as obesity, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, diabetes, testosterone, infertility, menopause, thyroid conditions and much more."
Bariatric surgery has been shown to reduce the long-term risk of diabetes-associated vascular disease in obese patients. According to study results presented at ENDO 2015, bariatric surgery reduced the risk of developing macrovascular events by 20% and reduced the risk of microvascular events by 50%.
Study results show that patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery experienced greater and more rapid weight loss at 12- and 24 months post-surgery compared to patients who received the sleeve gastrectomy procedure. GB patients also experienced a larger decrease in hemoglobin within the first two months post-surgery and a sustained decrease in creatinine.