Studies Show Weight Loss Surgery Helps Joint Replacement and Asthma

March 30, 2015 2:43 AM

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Now, two new studies from researchers at the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York City and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have shown that there are other benefits for obese patients who undergo weight-loss surgery.

In the first study, presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, obese patients who undergo weight loss surgery were shown to have better joint replacement outcomes. Led by Dr. Emily Dodwell and her colleagues, the researchers recruited obese patients who requ...

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