Weight Loss Surgery Increasing, Except for The Poor

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Weight Loss Surgery and The Poor

There will be nearly ten times as many operations performed for weight loss in 2005 as there were in 1998, report researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of California at Irvine in the 19 October 2005 issue of JAMA, but the groups that need surgery the most are not the ones driving the increase.

Surgeons performed an estimated 13,365 bariatric procedures, primarily gastric bypass operations, in 1998.

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