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Obese patients lived longer if they had weight loss surgery, study finds

Bariatric surgery has become the medical profession's go-to solution for meaningful weight loss, and new research shows why: It saves lives.

In a retrospective study of close to 34,000 Israeli patients with obesity, the 8,385 who got one of three surgical procedures were roughly two times less likely to die over the next four years than were obese

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