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Mortality after bariatric surgery . . . and other stories

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 09 February 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p260

Long term results of bariatric surgery

Forty years of follow-up of 20 000 people in the US who had bariatric surgery finds that all-cause mortality was 16% lower than in a comparison group matched for age, sex, and body mass index. Mortality after bariatric surgery was lower in both men and women, with the largest falls in cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. Suicide, in contrast, was more than twice as common in people who received surgery (Obesity doi:10.1002/oby.23646).

Postpartum depression

A history of endocrine disease increases the risk of postpartum depression, according to a registry study from Denmark. Women who had suffered from thyroid disease, diabetes, or polycystic ovary syndrome in the …

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