Bariatric Surgery Articles & Stories

Life Expectancy for Older Obese Males Not Extended by Bariatric Surgery

Life Expectancy for Older Obese Males Not Extended by Bariatric Surgery

Older men who are severely obese and undergo bariatric surgery do not see a lowered risk of death. This is according to researchers from Durham VA Medical Center and reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. There are two common forms of bariatric surgery - gastric banding i... Read More


Babies Have Healthier Hearts if they are Born to Mothers Following Bariatric Surgery

Babies Have Healthier Hearts if they are Born to Mothers Following Bariatric Surgery

Researchers have discovered that babies that are delivered from obese mothers who lost weight after bariatric surgery have fewer cardiovascular risk factors compared to siblings born before the surgery. Read More


When Considering Bariatric Surgery, Bone Density Should Be a Factor

When Considering Bariatric Surgery, Bone Density Should Be a Factor

Bariatric surgery can greatly limit the amount of food a person can consume and is considered to be the most effective treatment against obesity and obesity-related diabetes. The treatment is being performed on increasing numbers of individuals worldwide, including teenagers. Read More


Bariatric Surgery Not Found To Raise Fracture Risk

Bariatric Surgery Not Found To Raise Fracture Risk

Researchers at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at the University of Southampton have discovered that obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery do not face an elevated risk of fractures for the initial few years after the procedure. However, the study has found that... Read More


Cardiovascular Events and Death Reduced by Bariatric Surgery

Cardiovascular Events and Death Reduced by Bariatric Surgery

For people dealing with obesity, undergoing bariatric surgery was found to be connected with a reduction in long-term incidence of cardiovascular events and death. Cardiovascular events include heart attack and stroke. The study is published in an issue of JAMA. Read More


Bariatric Surgery Can Lead to Positive Changes in Lifestyle

Bariatric Surgery Can Lead to Positive Changes in Lifestyle

Research from Arizona State University demonstrates that people who have bariatric surgery to treat obesity report an overall improvement in quality of life issues after surgery, ranging from their relationships to their medical conditions. Read More


Heart Disease and Stroke Risked Reduced Significantly for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Heart Disease and Stroke Risked Reduced Significantly for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Patients undergoing a gastric banding procedure see a much greater reduction in stroke and heart attack risk compared with medications, weight management, or a combination of the two. This is according to research from Cleveland Clinic, Ohio and published in the BMJ journal Heart. Read More


Bariatric Surgery Prior to Pregnancy Reduces Risk of Complications for Obese Women

Bariatric Surgery Prior to Pregnancy Reduces Risk of Complications for Obese Women

Obese women who undergo bariatric surgery before having a baby have a much lower risk of developing serious complications during pregnancy. This is according to a study published on bmj.com. Read More


Morbidly Obese Individuals May See Migraine Relief with Bariatric Surgery

Morbidly Obese Individuals May See Migraine Relief with Bariatric Surgery

Researchers from the University of Iowa revealed that 90% of morbidly obese patients who suffered from migraines and underwent bariatric surgery achieved partial or total relief from their condition. Three years following their operation, 70% of patients never experienced a migraine again whil... Read More


67% of Type 2 Diabetes Patients Achieve Remission with Bariatric Surgery

67% of Type 2 Diabetes Patients Achieve Remission with Bariatric Surgery

After 12 months, 67% of gastric bypass patients were in complete remission for type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. The researchers added that 96% of those not already on insulin and who did not have lower pancreatic function went into ... Read More


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