For those who think that their flab can be shed with proper diet and exercise alone, here's some news to ponder over.
“Latest research shows that weight loss surgery helps patients to lose weight and in some cases, cures their diabetes as well,” says Prasanna Kumar Reddy, senior surgical gastroenterologist and laparoscopic surgeon at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
According to him, lifestyle changes and medication have failed to provide long-lasting weight loss solutions and called ‘weight-loss surgery' a safe and effective means.
“The process is a keyhole surgery for which patients stay in hospital for three or four days. Interestingly, co-morbid factors like diabetic, high blood pressure, cholesterol etc. will be resolved on their own once the patient starts losing weight after this surgery,” he told a media conference here on Sunday.