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Bariatric Surgery Slashes Spending on Diabetes and Hypertension Medications

Posted 6/20/2019

Patients with severe obesity who get weight-loss surgery cut their spending on diabetes medications by nearly 65 percent and spending on high blood pressure medications by more than a third three to six months after the operation, according to new research from Rush Medical College in Chicago presented here at an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) national clinical symposium on obesity prevention, treatment and research.

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New Study Finds Most Bariatric Surgeries Performed in Northeast, and Fewest in South Where Obesity Rates are Highest, and Economies are Weakest

Posted 11/15/2018

West Virginia and Mississippi may have the two highest obesity rates in the nation but rank 25th and 45th in the country when it comes to the number of weight-loss surgeries per capita, and have two of the worst state economies, according to a new analysis of factors that may determine utilization of bariatric surgery in the 50 states plus the nation’s capital.

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Metabolic Surgery Significantly Better Than Drug Therapy

Posted 11/14/2018

People with diabetes and severe obesity who had metabolic surgery were much less likely to die from diabetes or any other cause than those who received drug therapy alone, according to a new meta-analysis by German researchers who presented their findings today at ObesityWeek℠ 2018

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