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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

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NASHVILLE, TN – Nov. 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…

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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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Mortality From Heart Failure Cut in Half in Weight-loss Surgery Patients

Posted 11/13/2018

New Cleveland Clinic Study Shows Bariatric Surgery May Have Protective Effect After Heart Failure

Patients who have previously undergone weight-loss or bariatric surgery, and later suffer unrelated heart failure, cut their risk of dying in half compared to those who did not have surgery, according to a new study from Cleveland Clinic researchers who presented their findings* today at ObesityWeek℠ 2018

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