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Bariatric surgery is an option for people who are severely obese and cannot lose weight by traditional means or who suffer from serious obesity-related health problems. The operation promotes weight loss and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by restricting food intake and, in some operations, interrupting the digestive process to prevent the absorption of some calories and nutrients.
AGA creates Obesity Practice Guide for effective weight management in obese patients

AGA creates Obesity Practice Guide for effective weight management in obese patients

Food: the good, the bad and the ugly

Food: the good, the bad and the ugly

High paracardial fat volume linked to increased risk for heart disease in postmenopausal women

High paracardial fat volume linked to increased risk for heart disease in postmenopausal women

Study may help clinicians predict outcome of common bariatric surgery

Study may help clinicians predict outcome of common bariatric surgery

Studies reveal long-term effects of gastric bypass surgery in severely obese teenagers

Studies reveal long-term effects of gastric bypass surgery in severely obese teenagers

Why WAIT program offers new hope to obese patients with diabetes

Why WAIT program offers new hope to obese patients with diabetes

200th live donor kidney transplant offers promise of new life for the New Year

200th live donor kidney transplant offers promise of new life for the New Year

NASPGHAN clinical practice guidelines recommend screening test for NAFLD in obese children

NASPGHAN clinical practice guidelines recommend screening test for NAFLD in obese children

Study identifies underlying cause for overgrowths in lower extremities of morbidly obese patients

Study identifies underlying cause for overgrowths in lower extremities of morbidly obese patients

Gas-filled balloon capsules provide new low risk treatment option for patients with obesity

Gas-filled balloon capsules provide new low risk treatment option for patients with obesity

Women have lower risk of developing heart disease after bariatric surgery than men, research shows

Women have lower risk of developing heart disease after bariatric surgery than men, research shows

Eating a very early dinner, or skipping it, may have some benefits for losing weight

Eating a very early dinner, or skipping it, may have some benefits for losing weight

Study reveals long-term survival benefits of gastric bypass surgery in patients with severe obesity

Study reveals long-term survival benefits of gastric bypass surgery in patients with severe obesity

New quality improvement program reduces hospital readmission rates for weight-loss surgery patients

New quality improvement program reduces hospital readmission rates for weight-loss surgery patients

Children at greater risk of unhealthy weight gain during summer holidays, study shows

Children at greater risk of unhealthy weight gain during summer holidays, study shows

Disrupted circadian rhythm may not help achieve maximum weight loss after bariatric surgery

Disrupted circadian rhythm may not help achieve maximum weight loss after bariatric surgery

Study identifies potential pathway to improve rate at which the body burns calories

Study identifies potential pathway to improve rate at which the body burns calories

Americans take obesity as seriously as cancer, new survey finds

Americans take obesity as seriously as cancer, new survey finds

Weight-loss surgery before conception improves maternal and fetal outcomes in obese women

Weight-loss surgery before conception improves maternal and fetal outcomes in obese women

NDSU investigator receives $3.7 million grant for bariatric surgery research

NDSU investigator receives $3.7 million grant for bariatric surgery research