Weight-loss surgery tied to pregnancy benefits, risks

February 25, 2015 10:18 PM

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(Reuters Health) – - Weight loss surgery may reduce some of the pregnancy risks associated with obesity, but it could also put women and their infants at greater risk for other problems, according to a new study in Sweden.

Compared to obese women who didn't have so-called bariatric surgery, women who did were less likely to develop diabetes during pregnancy and less likely to deliver overly large babies, researchers report in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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