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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Weight Loss Rekindles Men’s Sex Life

    March 4, 2009 -- Men who lose weight after gastric bypass surgery can expect improvements not only in their overall health, but also in their sex lives, a new study shows. Weight loss was associated with increases in the male sex hormone testosterone and declines in the estrogen hormone estradiol in

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  6. Quality of Life After Successful Weight Loss Surgery

    Are you on the fence about weight loss surgery? There are good reasons to think long and hard about it -- as well as reasons to do it. That’s because, as the pounds melt away, people feel the difference immediately -- and that helps them embrace a new mind-set, says Anita Courcoulas, MD, MPH, chief

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  7. Weight Loss Surgery: Long-Term Results

    After weight loss surgery, success is a long-term project. But if you can stick with a healthy diet and exercise, experts say you’ll enjoy extremely satisfying results. By most estimates, 80% or more of patients do well after surgery, says Atul Madan, MD, chief of bariatric surgery at the University

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  8. Weight Loss Surgery: What to Expect the First Year

    If you're considering weight loss surgery, prepare to make changes that last a lifetime. "When you're seriously overweight, it affects your social life, your health," says Atul Madan, MD, chief of bariatric surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine. "This surgery helps people get past th

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  9. What Hinders Successful Gastric Bypass?

    Sept. 15, 2008 -- Gastric bypass surgery may be less successful for patients with diabetes and patients with a larger stomach pouch size, say researchers from the University of California, San Francisco. The researchers examined data from 310 patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery at the Univ

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  10. "Gastric Bypass Surgery Gave Me My Life Back"

    When Cassie Pisano couldn't get her eating (or her weight) under control, she turned to surgery as a last resort. Here, she explains why it wasn't the "easy way out" — and how it's given her the happy, normal life she always wanted.

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