Behavior After Bariatric Surgery Key, Study Finds

Preoperative variables have been the focus of numerous bariatric surgery studies. Now a study looking at postoperative factors demonstrates that assessing weight management practices and eating behaviors after surgery, as well as problematic substance use, can significantly affect how much weight a patient loses. James E. Mitchell, MD, from the…

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Bariatric Surgery May Harm Marital and Family Relationships

New research findings suggest for some, being married might actually work against patients’ quest to keep weight off, say investigators from Ohio State University. The researchers, led by Megan Ferriby, a graduate student in human sciences, concluded that the impact of weight-loss surgery extends to his or her romantic relationships…

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Gastric Bypass Surgery Satisfies Long-Term

Gastric bypass surgery gets high marks for patient satisfaction and maintenance of substantial weight loss at 11 years post-operatively, according to long-term results of a study published online March 26, 2012 in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. The researchers point out that this study is one of the few…

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!: December 2011 NEWSLETTER

The Holiday season is upon us! It?s a time of fun, stress, family, stress, shopping, stress, exposure to our old favorite holiday foods and more stress. The holidays are a busy wonderful time of the year. It is important to be prepared. Take time to sit and write down your…

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