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Bariatric Surgery Associated With Reduction In Cardiovascular Events And Death

Among obese individuals, having bariatric surgery was associated with a reduced long-term incidence of cardiovascular deaths and events such as heart attack and stroke, according to a study in the January 4 issue of JAMA. The study was conducted by Lars Sjostrom, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and colleagues.

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Undergoing Bariatric Surgery Associated With Obese Family Members Adopting Healthier Lifestyles

Having an obese family member undergo gastric bypass surgery for weight loss appears to be associated with additional benefits of weight loss and improved healthy behaviors of obese family members, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The study was conducted by Gavitt A. Woodard, […]

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Depression Before Bariatric Surgery Does Not Interfere With Weight Loss After Surgery

Depression and anxiety do not seem to interfere with the amount of weight loss or the improvement of obesity-related conditions after bariatric surgery, according to a new study of more than 25,000 patients presented here at the 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The lead author of the […]

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Gastric Bypass Surgery Provides Total Or Partial Elimination Of Migraine Headaches In 90 Percent Of Obese Patients

Bariatric surgery can lead to total or partial alleviation of migraines in nearly 90 percent of morbidly obese patients diagnosed with migraine headaches, according to a new study* presented here at the 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Over an average follow-up of three years after gastric bypass […]

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Incidence of Heart Attack, Stroke, And Death Drop Significantly After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery can cut the incidence of heart attack, stroke or death by as much as 50 percent, according to a new study* presented here at the 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Overall, bariatric surgery was associated with a 25 to 50 percent risk reduction from either […]

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Outpatient Bariatric Surgery May Lead To Higher Mortality And Complications

A new study of nearly 52,000 patients found that people who had gastric bypass surgery and were discharged from the hospital sooner than the national average of a two-day length of stay, experienced significantly higher rates of 30-day mortality and complications. The findings* were presented here at the 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society […]

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Bariatric Surgery Among Older, High-Risk Patients Is Not Associated With Reduced Mortality

The use of bariatric surgery among older, severely obese patients was not associated with a decreased risk of death, according to a study conducted by Matthew L. Maciejewski, Ph.D., of the Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, N.C., and colleagues in the June 15 issue of JAMA. This study is being released early online to coincide […]

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