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Bariatric Surgery May Aid in More Than Just Weight Loss

CNN News reports on a study published in JAMA shedding light on the issues surrounding bariatric surgery. The surgery was once very invasive and so it developed a certain stigma but after years of surgical development, the surgery is now minimally invasive. It is thought to work in two ways, both limiting the amount of space for food intake and also by affecting the release of appetite hormones, such as ghrelin. Research also shows that the surgery not only can help people to lose up to 30% of their body weight, but can also help reduce blood pressure and reverse type 2 diabetes. Though some patients will gain some weight back after the initial weight loss, “the overall health benefits of bariatric surgery are appealing to many struggling with excess weight.”

Read the article published by CNN News.

Read the study in JAMA.