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Weight-loss surgery may lower risk of heart disease in people with diabetes

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April 16, 2020

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Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA is the Associate Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center and faculty at the Harvard Medical School. She is board certified in obesity medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Fitch … See Full Bio
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Lee Busch
April 17, 2020

This leaves me with many questions. What about the relapse rate among those who’ve undergone WL surgery? What about long-term complications? How do you get proper nutrition from food when your stomach is the size of an egg? Why are you assuming obesity is a given when it is historically unprecedented? Why no discussion of our obesogenic food supply and making different food choices? What about individuals with an eating disorder, or emotional components? Do you propose to perform surgery on 60% of the US population?

Ram
April 17, 2020

Good article

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