Tag Archives: Surgery

Does bariatric surgery reduce cancer risk?

There is adequate evidence that excess body fat results in an increased risk of 13 different cancers, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).   In a 2016 reassessment of the preventive effects of a healthy weight on cancer risk, the France-based IARC reviewed over 1000 epidemiologic studies, which examine disease distribution in… Read More »

New drug formulation could help people undergoing heart surgery

Scientists at the University of Bristol are to develop and test a new drug combination that could protect the hearts of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Professor Raimondo Ascione, and Professor Saadeh Suleiman, from the Bristol Heart Institute, will explore whether treatment with two drugs, which are already used in other ways in people with heart… Read More »