Does Weight-Loss Surgery Work Long-Term?

December 10, 2013 10:28 PM

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Does Weight-Loss Surgery Work Long-Term?

For people who are severely obese, weight-loss surgery can be an effective way to slim down, reduce blood sugar, cholesterol levels and blood pressure. But how long do those good effects last?

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center looked at data on 2400 severely obese people, three years after gastric bypass surgery or laparascopic banding. Most patients lost the most weight, the first year after surgery and had kept a much of it off three years later.

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