Gastric Bypass Patients Keep Weight Off For The Most Part, Study Says

Gastric bypass surgery is often considered drastic and even overused, but when it comes to results, researchers say it is very effective at reducing the stubborn problem of obesity.

Maintaining weight loss over time is often a problem for patients struggling with obesity, and backsliding is more often than not an issue that overweight patients experience when battling excess weight.

But in the two-year period following weight loss due to a gastric bypass, patients for the most part are able to take weight off and keep it that way. Dr. Noel Williams is director of the Penn Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and Williams and colleagues sliced and diced data pertaining to long-term outcomes for patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery.

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