Hysterectomy is a surgical operation that consists in removing the uterus, as explained by the National College of French Gynecologists and Obstetricians (CNGOF) on its website. As with any intervention, there may be certain consequences. A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held from September 19 to 23 in Stockholm (Sweden), was also devoted to one of them.

According to the researchers, who have not yet published their work, hysterectomy would increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially in young women. To reach this conclusion, they studied data from more than 80,000 female people for fifteen years. All were followed within the framework of the French study “E3N”, which aimed to evaluate risk factors associated with cancer and other “non-communicable diseases”.

“The results of this large French cohort suggest that women who undergo a hysterectomy before the age of 45 have a 52% increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes,” explains Pr Fabrice Bonnet, endocrinologist at the Center Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) in Rennes and lead author of the study, in a press release. He adds that this risk is even higher when “both ovaries are removed” during the operation.

Many factors were analyzed to explain these results. The researchers (…)

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