Life Expectancy after Bariatric Surgery – The Swedish Obese Subjects Study with Dr. Clifford J. Rosen
Obesity is a major cause of morbidity in the United States and many other high-income countries. Its association with diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and ultimately reduced life expectancy is well known. A healthy diet and regular exercise can prevent obesity as well as help achieve weight loss in obese individuals. However, for some individuals with severe obesity, these lifestyle changes alone are not enough. Bariatric surgery can be key in helping such patients lose weight and maintain weight loss, thereby reducing their risk of harmful obesity associated outcomes.
0.07 – Introduction 3:10 – Benefits of bariatric surgery 3:50 – Patient selection and timing of bariatric surgery 5:03 – Effect of bariatric surgery on hypertension and diabetes 7:15 – Predicting patients who may benefit from bariatric surgery 7:48 – Swedish Obese Subjects Study description 10:40 – Life expectancy after bariatric surgery 12:47 – Bariatric surgery and public health policy 15:03 – Outro
The Curbside Consults series complements the foundational information in Rotation Prep by taking a deep dive into key clinical topics with expert clinicians and educators. These podcasts explore and critique the evidence behind clinical practice and break down statistical concepts for the busy clinical trainee.
Clifford J. Rosen, MD, is an endocrinologist. He is Director of Clinical and Translational Research and a Senior Scientist at Maine Medical Center's Research Institute, Adjunct Staff Scientist at the Jackson Laboratory, and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is an Associate Editor at the New England Journal of Medicine.
James is a 2020-2021 NEJM Editorial Fellow and a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has a Masters of Science in Evidence-Based Healthcare from University College London and completed Basic Specialist Training in general internal medicine with the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland.