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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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