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  1. 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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  2. Weight Loss Surgery Safe for Teens?

    June 15, 2007 -- Complications from bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) may be rarer in teens than adults, a new study suggests. Esteban Varela, MD, MPH, and colleagues conducted the study. Varela is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dall

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  3. Obesity Surgery Outcomes Weighed

    June 14, 2007 -- People who gain 10 pounds or more before weight loss surgery do as well as those who lose 10 pounds or more before having the operation, a new study shows. "At 12 and 24 months after the operations, there was a 60% to 70% reduction in excess weight for both groups," the losers and t

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  4. How to Predict Obesity Surgery Risk

    April 27, 2007 -- About 200,000 Americans will have weight loss surgery this year, and while most will go on to lead healthier lives, tragically, some patients will die as a result. Now a new assessment tool developed by a Duke University gastric bypass surgeon should help doctors better identify pa

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  5. Many Complications for Obesity Surgery

    July 24, 2006 -- Four in 10 obesity surgery patients develop complications within six months of leaving the hospital -- and 18% require a new hospital visit, a federal study shows. The 40% complication rate is far higher than the 10% to 20% complication rate for most surgeries. And it is higher than

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  6. Weight Loss Surgery Halves Heart Risk

    June 30, 2006 -- Weight loss Weight loss surgery may cut the risk of heart disease heart disease by nearly half among the extremely obese. A new study shows that extremely obese people who had weight loss surgery had less than half the risk of heart disease following surgery and were also less likel

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  7. Weight Loss Surgeries Increase Sixfold

    May 30, 2006 -- There was a nearly sixfold increase in the number of weight loss surgeries performed in the U.S. between 1998 and 2002, a new study shows. Roughly 14,000 gastric bypass surgeries were conducted in 1998, compared with nearly 82,600 such surgeries in 2002. Using hospital discharge data

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  8. Obesity Surgery: Hunger Hormone Impact

    May 12, 2006 -- New research offers more evidence that weight loss surgery has a dramatic impact on the hormones that drive hunger, and the findings could help advance the search for better drugs to treat obesity. The study involved nine morbidly obese patients who had gastric bypass surgery. Just s

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  9. Obesity Surgery May Cut Blood Pressure

    March 20, 2006 -- Obesity surgery might help get high blood pressure under control. The finding comes from John Fernstrom, PhD, and colleagues of the University of Pittsburgh's medical school. They report that among very obese people, blood pressure often dipped after weight loss surgery, especially

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  10. Obesity Surgery May Cut Heart Risk

    March 13, 2006 (Atlanta) -- At a time when obesity is epidemic in this country, researchers report that weight loss surgery can help prevent heart disease, strokes, and deaths due to cardiovascular disease. Researcher John A. Batsis, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, says six obese people would h

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