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Long-term bariatric surgery outcomes favorable in severe obesity

September 20, 2017

Among adults with severe obesity, those who receive Roux-en-Y gastric bypass are more likely to sustain their weight loss and remain in remission for type 2 diabetes and hypertension compared with those who do not undergo surgery, according to findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Ted D. Adams, PhD, MPH, of the Intermountain Live Well Center Salt Lake, Intermountain Healthcare and the division of cardiovascular genetics, department of internal medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, and colleagues evaluated data from an observational, prospective study initiated in July 2001 on adults with severe obesity who sought and underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB; n = 418), sought but did not undergo RYGB (n = 417) and did not seek RYGB (n = 321) to determine weight and metabolic outcomes after 12 years. Participants were followed until March 2016.

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