Weight-loss surgery can be a lifesaver, study finds

A study led by researchers from the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center found bariatric surgery reduces the incidence of heart attack, stroke or death by 50%. The researchers analyzed data from more than 9,000 middle-aged to elderly patients who were morbidly obese to find 85% did not have a heart attack or a stroke within five years after the surgery.

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