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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. After Bariatric Surgery, Alcohol Abuse More Likely

    June 18, 2012 -- Two years after weight loss surgery, people may be particularly vulnerable to alcohol abuse problems. That news comes from a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "What we found was more gastric bypass patients reported symptoms of alcohol use disorder

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  4. Weight Loss Surgery Puts Diabetes Into Remission

    March 26, 2012 (Chicago) -- Weight loss surgery beat out the best available medications at controlling blood sugar in overweight and moderately obese people with type 2 diabetes, researchers report. People who underwent one of two stomach-reducing procedures were three to four times more likely to h

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  5. Weight Loss: Is Bypass Better Than Banding?

    Jan. 16, 2012 -- Gastric banding doesn’t work as well as gastric bypass surgery, according to a new study in the journal Archives of Surgery. More than 200,000 weight loss surgeries are performed annually in the U.S. and more people are choosing banding procedures over gastric bypasses. Banding proc

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  6. Weight Loss Surgery May Prevent Heart-Related Deaths

    Jan. 3, 2012 -- Weight loss surgery lowers the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, and the risk of death from these and other heart-related causes, in people who are obese, according to new research in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The findings come from an ongoing Swedish st

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  7. Weight Loss Surgery May Have Healthy Effect on Family

    Oct. 17, 2011 -- Having weight loss surgery may have a healthy effect on the whole family. In a study, family members of obese people who had a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery adopted healthier eating habits and were more active one year after the weight loss surgery. In a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass,

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  8. Gastric Banding: Cheaper Weight Loss Surgery?

    June 28, 2011 (San Diego) -- In people with diabetes, gastric banding is associated with fewer complications and lower costs over the long run than gastric bypass, the most commonly performed surgery for obesity in the U.S., researchers say. Both procedures reduce the amount of care needed and assoc

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  9. 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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  10. 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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