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High rate of symptoms is seen five years after gastric bypass surgery for obesity

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 08 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i66
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Although most people report feeling better after gastric bypass surgery for obesity, the majority still have symptoms five years after their procedure and nearly a third need a further hospital stay, a study has shown.1

Researchers surveyed 2238 patients who underwent Roux en Y gastric bypass surgery for obesity from January 2006 to December 2011 in central Denmark and compared the patients’ self reported wellbeing and symptoms with 89 controls matched for sex and body mass index. Just under two thirds (1429; …

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