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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 Surgery May Defeat Diabetes

    June 24, 2009 -- Weight loss surgery can improve or even resolve type 2 diabetes in the long term, according to two new studies. Weight loss surgery is intended for people who are morbidly obese. The earlier it is done the greater the chances of the diabetes going into long-term remission, the resea

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 'Good' Bacteria Aid Weight Loss Surgery

    May 21, 2008 -- A bacteria pill a day may enhance weight loss among obese people undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Researchers studied 42 morbidly obese people who had weight loss surgery. Six months after surgery, those who took a daily probiotic supplement had shed 70% of their excess pounds vs.

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  9. Weight Loss Surgery Saves Lives

    Aug. 22, 2007 -- Weight loss surgery is known to help severely obese people shed pounds and lower their risk of diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-related diseases. Now two landmark studies show that the surgery also saves lives. In one study, deaths decreased by more than 90% from diabetes

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  10. Weight Loss Surgery OK After Age 60?

    June 18, 2007 -- Weight loss surgery may be OK for people aged 60 and older, provided they've been carefully screened, a new study shows. "Our results indicate that bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) should not be denied to patients based solely on age or Medicare status," write Peter Hallowell

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