Greater, faster weight loss seen in gastric bypass patients

01/17/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The · Reuters

Patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery lost more weight at a faster rate and were better at keeping the pounds off six years after the procedure, compared with those who had gastric banding surgery, a study in the Archives of Surgery revealed. Long-term data on the weight-loss procedures may help doctors better identify treatment options for obese patients, said Robin Blackstone, president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

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