Bariatric Surgery: Taking a Whack at a Big Problem


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Synopsis:Previous studies of bariatric surgery have demonstrated significant weight loss and reductions in weight-related disorders; this is the first to demonstrate a mortality benefit from bariatric surgery.Source:Sjostrom L, Narbro K, Sjostrom CD, et al. Effects of bariatric surgery on mortality in Swedish obese subjects. N Engl J Med. 2007;357:741–752.

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