Better joint replacement outcomes for obese patients who have weight-loss surgery

March 28, 2015 7:09 AM

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Past research has documented the benefits of weight-loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, for patients who are severely overweight. In November 2014, for example, Medical News Today reported on a study claiming weight-loss surgery is highly effective for preventing type 2 diabetes.

Other studies have found weight-loss surgery may also reduce the risk of heart disease and even some types of cancer for patients who are obese.

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