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  1. Disability After Weight Loss Surgery

    Dec. 28, 2005 - After gastric-bypass surgery, a 35-year-old woman lost a lot more than weight. She ended up back in the hospital, barely conscious and with weakness of all four limbs. A vitamin deficiency had affected her brain and nervous system. Because of appetite loss, nausea, and vomiting after

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  2. Weight Loss Surgery Makes Life Better for Obese

    Oct. 17, 2005 - Gastric bypass surgery greatly improves a person's quality of life, but it isn't a bed of roses, new studies show. A spate of new studies gives a clearer picture of the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery. The studies also raise the question of what increasing numbers of patien

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  3. Weight Loss Surgery May Help Obese Seniors

    July 1, 2005 -- Three new studies show that weight loss surgery may help obese older adults. The CDC says that 69% of Americans aged 65 and older were overweight or obese in 1999-2002. As more people live longer, the number of obese seniors is likely to grow, say researchers Ricardo Cohen, MD, and A

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  4. Weight Loss Surgery May Cure Health Woes

    June 29, 2005 -- Weight loss surgery may not only help severely obese people shed pounds, but it may also solve some of the most common health problems caused by obesity -- even if they remain overweight. A new study showed that gastric bypass surgery reversed the progression of diabetes and, in mos

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