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Weight loss surgery: 'Not everyone lives happily ever After'

The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery state that the number of weight loss surgeries in the US increased from 13,000 in 1998 to over 200,000 in 2008. Reasons for undergoing weight loss surgery can range from health needs to the desire for a confidence boost. But new research …

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Gastric Band Patients Suffer Major Complications After Years.Do You Know This

Gastric bands for obesity may help people lose weight, but patients frequently experience problems with the device years after they’ve had the procedure, a new study finds. Nearly 40 percent of patients in the study had some type of major complication with their band 12 or more years after they …

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Weight Loss Surgery IS Effective Helping Obese Patients Keep The Pounds Off For Up To 10 Years

Gastric bypass operations are effective, helping obese patients keep the pounds off up to 10 years after surgery, experts have found. In addition, experts noted reductions in other life-threatening medical conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint diseases and problems breathing while sleeping. Dr J. Hunter Mehaffey, …

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