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Health benefits of weight loss surgery increasingly acknowledged

Over the past several years, scientific evidence has grown to support the positive health effects of weight loss surgery. Ten years ago, most mainstream media stories focused on celebrities who successfully lost weight following surgery. Now, as more studies are completed, it has become increasingly common for the media to highlight the overall positive health effects of weight loss surgery.

One example is this sentence from a recent www.vox.com story: "Weight loss surgery is far and away medicine's best treatment for severe obesity."

The article references studies confirming that weight loss surgery can reverse obesity-related health conditions. According to the article, fewer than 1 percent of the 20 million people who are eligible for surgical weight loss in the United States actually get surgery. Are you one of the millions who could benefit?

If you suffer from health conditions that are caused or exacerbated by your weight, now may be the time to consider weight loss surgery. To learn more about the positive benefits, read this story: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/12/7/16587316/bariatric-surgery-weight-loss-lap-band

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