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After weight-loss surgery, singles were more likely to start a relationship and couples were more likely to split

Surgical reduction of the stomach may do more than change signals of hunger and appetite, improve metabolic function and induce substantial weight loss. New research suggests it may change some hearts as well.

A large Swedish study has found that obese people who had a spouse or live-in partner and then underwent weight-loss surgery were 28 percent more likely to become separated or divorced compared with those in a comparison group who didn't have surgery.

Patients who were single before surgery,

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