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  1. Weight Loss Surgery Puts Diabetes Into Remission

    March 26, 2012 (Chicago) -- Weight loss surgery beat out the best available medications at controlling blood sugar in overweight and moderately obese people with type 2 diabetes, researchers report. People who underwent one of two stomach-reducing procedures were three to four times more likely to h

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  2. Weight Loss: Is Bypass Better Than Banding?

    Jan. 16, 2012 -- Gastric banding doesn’t work as well as gastric bypass surgery, according to a new study in the journal Archives of Surgery. More than 200,000 weight loss surgeries are performed annually in the U.S. and more people are choosing banding procedures over gastric bypasses. Banding proc

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  3. Weight Loss Surgery May Prevent Heart-Related Deaths

    Jan. 3, 2012 -- Weight loss surgery lowers the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, and the risk of death from these and other heart-related causes, in people who are obese, according to new research in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The findings come from an ongoing Swedish st

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  4. Weight Loss Surgery May Have Healthy Effect on Family

    Oct. 17, 2011 -- Having weight loss surgery may have a healthy effect on the whole family. In a study, family members of obese people who had a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery adopted healthier eating habits and were more active one year after the weight loss surgery. In a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass,

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  5. Gastric Banding: Cheaper Weight Loss Surgery?

    June 28, 2011 (San Diego) -- In people with diabetes, gastric banding is associated with fewer complications and lower costs over the long run than gastric bypass, the most commonly performed surgery for obesity in the U.S., researchers say. Both procedures reduce the amount of care needed and assoc

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  6. Weight Loss Surgery Fights Diabetes in Multiple Ways

    June 24, 2011 (San Diego) -- Gastric bypass surgery often helps to improve type 2 diabetes -- even before patients lose a substantial number of pounds, doctors say. "We used to think bariatric surgery worked for purely mechanical reasons. That is, caloric restriction and decreased nutrient intake we

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  7. Bariatric Surgery Helps People Who Are Less Obese

    June 16, 2011 -- Bariatric surgery works for less obese people, new research suggests. People with a body mass index or BMI below 35, on whom the surgery is not typically done, lost weight, says researcher John M. Morton, MD, MPH, associate professor of surgery and director of bariatric surgery and

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  8. Weight Loss Surgery May Help Migraines

    June 15, 2011 -- Weight loss surgery can reduce or eliminate migraine headaches and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, according to new research. Both studies were presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery in Orlando. ''In the morbidly obese p

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  9. Weight Loss Surgery in Middle Age May Not Increase Survival

    June 13, 2011 -- Extremely obese adults who are middle-age or older may not be lengthening their lives by having weight loss surgery, a new study reveals. These findings differ from previous research, which has shown a modest improvement in survival rates. Other studies done on younger, female, or h

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  10. Weight Loss Surgery May Benefit Older Adults

    May 9, 2011 -- Age does not appear to significantly increase the risks associated with having weight loss surgery, a new study shows. The study analyzed data on more than 48,000 adults in a national registry who had open or laparoscopic bariatric surgery procedures between 2005 and 2009. Over that p

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