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  1. Gastric Bypass: Most Effective Weight Loss Surgery?

    Feb. 23, 2011 -- Gastric bypass, the most commonly performed surgery for obesity in the U.S., appears to help patients lose more weight and may treat diabetes more effectively than newer techniques, two studies show. The studies, which are published in the Archives of Surgery, compared traditional g

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  2. FDA OKs Lap-Band Surgery for More Patients

    Feb. 17, 2011 -- Allergan Inc. has announced that the FDA has approved the Lap-Band Adjustable Gastric Banding (LBAGB) System for obese adults with at least one obesity-related medical condition. The Lap-Band is an inflatable band that is placed around the upper part of your stomach; it helps limit

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  3. Weight Loss Surgery: Experience Matters

    July 27, 2010 -- People considering weight loss surgery can reduce their risk of complications by choosing a surgeon and hospital with a lot of experience performing the procedures, according to new research published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association. The study of outcomes

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  4. Weight Loss Surgery Improves Women's Sex Lives

    June 24, 2010 (Las Vegas) -- Close to 70% of women who have weight loss surgery see improvements in their sex lives within six months, according to new research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. "Women can experience improvements in sexual fun

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  5. Gastric Balloons May Aid Weight Loss

    May 6, 2010 -- Gastric balloons offer a reversible, incision-free approach to weight loss in overweight and obese people, according to two separate reports from Brazil. In one study, 81 overweight and obese people lost an average of 20 pounds over five to seven months. In the second study, 19 obese

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  6. 60% of Bariatric Patients Keep Weight Off

    April 16, 2010 -- Nearly 60% of bariatric surgery patients are successful at long-term weight loss, according to a new study from Switzerland with an eight-year follow-up. However, disordered eating behaviors, such as binge eating or night eating, lingered for 51% of the 80 women who completed the e

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  7. Gastric Banding Surgery Works for Teens

    Feb. 9, 2010 -- Gastric banding surgery produces substantially more weight loss in obese teens than medical treatment stressing lifestyle changes only, according to a new study. The surgery group lost 76.2 pounds on average, while the lifestyle intervention group lost 6.6 pounds over the two-year st

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  8. Weight Loss Surgery Helps Teen's Hearts

    Nov. 17, 2009 (Orlando, Fla.) -- Weight loss surgery quickly improves the heart health of obese teens and continues to do so for at least two years, researchers report. In a study of morbidly obese children, cardiac risk factors improved within six months of bariatric surgery. "Importantly, these im

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  9. Slim Risks From Weight Loss Surgery

    July 29, 2009 -- Dying or having serious complications in the month after weight loss surgery is rare, a new study shows. The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, tracked 4,776  obese adults who had weight loss surgery at 10 U.S. centers from 2005 through 2007. In the month after

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  10. Weight Loss Surgery May Defeat Diabetes

    June 24, 2009 -- Weight loss surgery can improve or even resolve type 2 diabetes in the long term, according to two new studies. Weight loss surgery is intended for people who are morbidly obese. The earlier it is done the greater the chances of the diabetes going into long-term remission, the resea

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