GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY BEST WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT LONG TERM: RESEARCH

Sep 01, 2016

By Jane Brown

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It’s an extreme weight loss method, but it appears to work.

A ten year study on weight loss has found that gastric bypass surgery is the most effective method than those who use non-surgical means.

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Researchers compared 500 patients who received different procedures and followed them for 10 years to track weight change.

Of the patients, 71 percent lost more than 20 per cent of their original weight and nearly 40 percent had lost 30 percent of their weight by ten years.

They also found that only three per cent of the gastric bypass patients regained weight back to within five per cent of their original weight a decade later.

You can read about the research in JAMA Surgery.

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