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Bariatric surgery prolongs lifespan for obese patients

Courtesy of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Obese middle-age men and women who had bariatric surgery have half the death rate of those who had traditional medical treatment over a 10-year period, reports a study that answers questions about the long-term risk of the surgery.

The study, published in JAMA, was led by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and the Clalit Research Institute in Israel, which has one of the highest rates of bariatric surgery in the world.

"We showed that a long-term effect of bariatric surgery is a longer life for...

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