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Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

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What are the benefits of Weight Loss Surgery?

Hundreds of medical studies show that a new healthier life is waiting for the
vast majority of people who decide to have bariatric or weight loss surgery.
The impact of restoring the body to a normal weight has lifelong health benefits.

Reducing obese body weight can:

  • Lower the risk of heart disease by 47 percent for women and 67 percent for men.
  • Lower the risk of colon, breast, endometrial, kidney and esophageal cancer by 25 to 30 percent (when combined with physical activity).
  • Lower the risk of diabetes by up to 80 percent.
  • Increase the ability to become pregnant by 43 percent.
  • Lower the risk of developing osteoarthritis, which could lead to joint replacements. Every two–pound loss decreases risks nine to 13 percent.
  • Lower risk of sleep apnea.
  • Lower risk of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).
  • Lower risk of depression.
  • Reduce the amount of money spent on medications by 77 percent, as well as the potentially harmful side-effects associated with some medications.
  • Reduce the need for health care services by 36 percent.