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  1. Weight-Loss Surgery & Long-Term Diabetes Control

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss surgery can benefit overweight patients with type 2 diabetes for up to nine years after the procedure, according to a new study. Long-term follow-up showed that patients continued to have improvements in their dia

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  2. Mom's Weight Loss Surgery May Help Later Offspring

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss operations in women could be a genetic bonus for the health of their future children, a new study suggests. Researchers found differences in the activity of genes in children born to women after they'd had gastric by

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  3. N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Had Weight Loss Surgery

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent weight-loss surgery in February. The governor told the New York Post that he had the lap-band procedure at the urging of his family and friends. Lap-band surgery involves placing a silicone tube around the top of the stomach in order to restrict the

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  4. How Weight-Loss Surgery Improves Diabetes Control

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Gastric bypass -- a widely used weight-loss procedure -- appears to change the hormones and amino acids produced during digestion, which could explain how the surgery eliminates symptoms of type 2 diabetes, according to a smal

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  5. Weight-Loss Surgery May Affect Fat-Related Genes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery changes the levels of genes involved in burning and storing fat, a new study says. The findings may help lead to the development of new drugs that mimic this weight-loss-associated control of gene regulati

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  6. Lap-Band Shown Effective for Long-Term Weight Loss

    Jan. 18, 2013 -- More than 200,000 weight loss surgeries are performed each year in the U.S. Several recent studies have questioned the effectiveness and safety of one type, gastric banding, which has led to a decline in its use as patients choose other surgical options. But the largest and longest

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  7. Addiction a Risk After Weight Loss Surgery

    Oct. 15, 2012 -- People who undergo weight loss surgery may be at risk of addictive behaviors such as drug or alcohol abuse and cigarette smoking. The study, by Alexis Conason, PsyD, of the New York Obesity Research Center, and colleagues also found a link between a specific operation, laparoscopic

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  8. Weight Loss Surgery Prevents Diabetes

    Aug. 22, 2012 -- Weight loss surgery reduced obese patients' 10-year risk of getting type 2 diabetes by 80%, Swedish researchers report. The study, begun in 1987, already has shown that weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, can improve blood sugar levels in obese patients. The study ha

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  9. Bariatric Surgery May Help Diabetic Kidney Disease

    June 21, 2012 (San Diego) -- Weight loss surgery can improve or eliminate diabetes-related kidney disease in obese diabetic people, researchers reported here at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Poor control of blood sugar increases the risk of kidney dise

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  10. Bariatric Surgery Cuts Heart Attack Risk for Years

    June 21, 2012 (San Diego) -- Bariatric surgery is known to reduce heart attack risk short-term. Now, a new study presented here at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery suggests that benefit is maintained long-term. It followed some patients as long as seven ye

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