Modern bariatric surgery can cut medications in obesity patients

November 5, 2014 3:31 PM

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Patients with obesity take significantly fewer medications after weight-loss surgery than their non-surgical counterparts, and end up spending 22.4 percent less on drugs for diabetes and heart disease after four years, according to new research.

Findings from the new study, "Bariatric Surgery Reduces National Medication Utilization in the Long-Term", were presented as part of the "Top 10 Paper Session" here at the 31st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) during ObesityWeek 2014, the largest int...

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