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Heart group lauds weight-loss surgery
Monterey Herald

Severely obese people benefit from weight-loss surgery, the American Heart Association said after researchers from the U.S. and Canada assessed the heart risks of bariatric procedures.

Operations such as gastric bypass and gastric banding may lead to weight loss and improvements in diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure, and those benefits may outweigh the hazards, the Dallas-based heart group said in a paper Tuesday in the journal Circulation.