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Are most people who get weight loss surgery happy with the results?

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After weight loss surgery, most people -- about 95% -- say their quality of life is better. Some studies also suggest people live longer after weight loss surgery, compared to equally obese people who don't get surgery.

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News release, Allergan.

Hedley, A. The Journal of the American Medical Association, June 16, 2004.

Rand, C. International Journal of Obesity, September 1991.

Virji, A. American Family Physician, April 15, 2006.

Brethauer, S. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, November 2006.

Buchwald, H. The Journal of the American Medical Association, Oct. 13, 2004.

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery: "Rationale for the Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity."

Collazo-Clavell, M. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, October 2006.

Shah, M. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2006.

Malinowski, S. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, April 2006.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 14, 2019

SOURCES:

News release, Allergan.

Hedley, A. The Journal of the American Medical Association, June 16, 2004.

Rand, C. International Journal of Obesity, September 1991.

Virji, A. American Family Physician, April 15, 2006.

Brethauer, S. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, November 2006.

Buchwald, H. The Journal of the American Medical Association, Oct. 13, 2004.

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery: "Rationale for the Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity."

Collazo-Clavell, M. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, October 2006.

Shah, M. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2006.

Malinowski, S. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, April 2006.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 14, 2019

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