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Weight Loss Surgery and Fractures

A new study, published in the British Medical Journal, has important findings about the risk of fractures after weight loss surgery. Obese adults who undergo weight loss surgery like the gastric band or gastric bypass do not have an increased risk of fractures or broken bones for the first 3 years following the procedure. The […]

Report on the Long-Term Costs of Bariatric Surgery

A recent study found that popular weight loss surgery may not do anything to reduce long-term healthcare costs. Bariatric surgery is typically very expensive, although some older research pointed to the fact that undergoing this procedure allowed patients to require less health care in years to come, or reduced health care costs. This prior research […]