Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub,
MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: In their systematic review of
bariatric surgery,1 Dr Buchwald and colleagues
refer to the 2-year risk-factor article2 from
the Swedish Obese Subjects Intervention Study. They state that it showed a
decrease in mortality in diabetic patients who had undergone bariatric surgery.
This is an error. We must strongly emphasize that no mortality data have yet
been published from the Swedish Obese Subjects Intervention Study.
Sjöström CD. Systematic Review of Bariatric Surgery. JAMA. 2005;293(14):1726. doi:10.1001/jama.293.14.1726-b