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2006-08-07 17:00:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK -- Poor physical fitness may raise the odds of serious complications following obesity surgery, a new study suggests. The findings, researchers report in the journal Chest, suggest that obese patients should achieve a certain level of fitness before having the surgery. Weight-loss surgery is becoming an increasingly common treatment for people who are morbidly obese or at least 100 pounds overweight. The surgery can be performed in several ways, but the common goal is...

2006-06-29 14:15:00

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Obese teenagers who had surgery to shrink the size of their stomachs on average lost nearly half their weight in the four years after the procedure, according to a study presented on Thursday at a medical conference. Researchers from the Hospital Sao Camilo in Brazil also said that the laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery eliminated high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes for the teenage patients who had those conditions. "Morbid obesity is a...

2006-06-29 13:28:59

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Obese teenagers who had surgery to shrink the size of their stomachs on average lost nearly half their weight in the four years after the procedure, according to a study presented on Thursday at a medical conference. Researchers from the Hospital Sao Camilo in Brazil also said that the laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery eliminated high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes for the teenage patients who had those conditions. "Morbid obesity is...