Less obese patients may benefit more from weight-loss surgery

06/16/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Gastric-bypass and gastric-banding surgeries may show best results when done with less obese patients, a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery found. Surgery-treated patients who were less obese lost more weight and had better remission of diabetes than their morbidly obese counterparts, experts said. The findings suggest that early prevention of morbid obesity and other related conditions may yield better results for patients.

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