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A University of Cincinnati study shows bariatric surgery can lower a woman's risk of developing cancer by at least a third.

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Bariatric surgery can improve life expectancy for a lot of people. But a UC study finds it may actually reduce life expectancy for one small group.

A team including Dr. Daniel Schauer with the Division of General Internal Medicine found diabetics with a body mass index higher than 62 saw life expectancy decrease after surgery.