Journal Review in Bariatric Surgery: SPLENDID and BRAVES Studies

EP. 621May. 18, 202325:54
For our last submission as the BTK Bariatric Surgery Team, we thought we would take a minute to review some recent landmark trials in bariatric surgery. Get caught up on the impact of bariatric surgery on obesogenic cancers and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. 

Journal articles:
Association of Bariatric Surgery with Cancer Risk and Mortality in Adults with Obesity:

Bariatric-Metabolic Surgery versus Lifestyle Intervention plus Best Medical Care in Non-Alcoholic Steatophepatitis (BRAVES): A Multicentre, Open-Label, Randomised Trial:

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