Dr. Hong Examines Cardio Metabolic Risk Factors in Individuals Receiving Bariatric Surgery

A research team led by Dr. Young-Rock Hong, Assistant Professor for the Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy, analyzed the cardio metabolic risk factors among individuals who had undergone bariatric surgery, those eligible but had not received bariatric surgery, and medically classified normal-weight adults.  Their results concluded that despite significantly lower weight among ‘normal weight’ adults compared to those receiving bariatric surgery, significant differences were not observed between the between the two groups for cardio metabolic measures, suggesting substantial normalization of cardio metabolic risk after bariatric surgery among US adults.  Find the publication link below: