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‘Stapled stomach’ patients’ families also lose weight
Inside Bay Area

Obese people who have their stomachs stapled to lose weight cast a halo of more healthful habits that inspire overweight relatives to shed pounds, Stanford researchers have found. In the year after the patients’ bariatric surgeries, a study showed that many relatives took up the post-operation regimen — a high-protein, low-fat, low-sugar diet and increased activity — and on average lost 3 percent of their body fat while doubling their physical activity.