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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.
Scurvy is still found in Canada

Scurvy is still found in Canada

Weight-loss drug Belviq increases risk of cancer, FDA warns

Weight-loss drug Belviq increases risk of cancer, FDA warns

Gastric bypass more likely to require further treatment than gastric sleeve

Gastric bypass more likely to require further treatment than gastric sleeve

New closed-loop system provides a way to help individuals with post-bariatric hypoglycemia

New closed-loop system provides a way to help individuals with post-bariatric hypoglycemia

Bariatric surgery linked to reduction in malignant skin cancer risk

Bariatric surgery linked to reduction in malignant skin cancer risk

Gastric bypass associated with higher risk of additional operations

Gastric bypass associated with higher risk of additional operations

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery associated with higher risk of additional procedures

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery associated with higher risk of additional procedures

Eating more protein than recommended dietary allowance may benefit only a few, study shows

Eating more protein than recommended dietary allowance may benefit only a few, study shows

Mercy Medical Center to establish the Maryland Bariatric Center

Mercy Medical Center to establish the Maryland Bariatric Center

Carteret Health Care becomes a member of Mayo Clinic Care Network

Carteret Health Care becomes a member of Mayo Clinic Care Network

New studies point to benefits of weight-loss surgery for teens with severe obesity

New studies point to benefits of weight-loss surgery for teens with severe obesity

Bariatric surgery may release toxic compounds from fat into bloodstream, study reveals

Bariatric surgery may release toxic compounds from fat into bloodstream, study reveals

Older adults can benefit from weight loss surgery, study says

Older adults can benefit from weight loss surgery, study says

Weight-loss surgeries can lead to better diabetes control in older adults

Weight-loss surgeries can lead to better diabetes control in older adults

Many teens may develop nutritional deficiencies years after bariatric surgery

Many teens may develop nutritional deficiencies years after bariatric surgery

New tool accurately predicts risks of death, complications from obesity and diabetes

New tool accurately predicts risks of death, complications from obesity and diabetes

Bariatric surgery lowers diabetic kidney disease risk for severely obese teens with type 2 diabetes

Bariatric surgery lowers diabetic kidney disease risk for severely obese teens with type 2 diabetes

Study defies decades-old patient eligibility guidelines for bariatric surgery

Study defies decades-old patient eligibility guidelines for bariatric surgery

Teens and adults experience the same rate of biliary side effects after weight-loss surgery

Teens and adults experience the same rate of biliary side effects after weight-loss surgery

Bariatric surgery may cut genetic risk for developing breast cancer

Bariatric surgery may cut genetic risk for developing breast cancer