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Long-term followup of type of bariatric surgery finds regain of weight, decrease in diabetes remission rates

While undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy induced weight loss and improvements in obesity-related disorders, long-term followup shows significant weight regain and a decrease in remission rates of diabetes and, to a lesser extent, other obesity-related disorders over time, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery. Obesity was recognized as a global epidemic by the [...]

Bariatric surgery procedure lowers tolerance for alcohol

In a small study, women who had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery reached certain blood alcohol concentrations in half the number of drinks compared to women who didn’t have the surgery, and reported a greater feeling of drunkenness, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is the most common bariatric [...]

Longer-term follow-up shows greater type 2 diabetes remission for bariatric surgery compared to lifestyle intervention

Among obese participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus, bariatric surgery with 2 years of a low-level lifestyle intervention resulted in more disease remission than did lifestyle intervention alone, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery. It remains to be established whether bariatric surgery is a durable and effective treatment for type 2 diabetes [...]

Weight-loss surgery puts spark back into relationships

Going through bariatric surgery is part of a ‘joint journey’ for couples Bariatric surgery does not only benefit the health of patients who undergo this weight loss procedure. It also leads to greater intimacy between them and their life partners, and adds a spark to their sex life. It’s all in all a shared journey [...]

Weight-loss surgery prior to joint replacement is a cost-effective option to improve outcomes in obese patients

Obesity is not only a risk factor for developing knee and hip arthritis, it is also linked to less favorable outcomes after joint replacement surgery. Two new studies at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City find that bariatric surgery prior to joint replacement is a cost-effective option to improve outcomes after hip [...]