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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery May Ease Migraines

    March 28, 2011 -- In addition to helping severely obese people lose weight, bariatric surgery may improve migraines, according to a new study. “Obesity is thought to contribute to worsening of migraine, particularly for severely obese individuals, yet no study has examined whether weight loss can ac

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  7. Study: Poor Results From Lap-Band Surgery

    March 21, 2011 -- Long-term results for Lap-Band weight loss surgery are relatively poor, according to a new study from Belgium. But a spokesman for the company that manufactures Lap-Band says the study is flawed. Nearly half of the 82 patients followed for 12 years or longer required removal of the

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  8. Bariatric Surgery Benefits May Outweigh Risks

    March 14, 2011 -- Severely obese adults may reap significant health benefits from bariatric surgery, including reduced heart risks. And rewards of the weight loss procedure may outweigh risks, according to a new scientific statement. The scientific statement from the American Heart Association is th

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  9. 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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  10. 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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