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Follow up of Bariatric Surgery Finds Weight Regain, Decrease in Diabetes Remission Rates

While undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy induced weight loss and improvements in obesity-related disorders, long-term follow up shows significant weight regain and a decrease in remission rates of diabetes and, to a lesser extent, other obesity-related disorders over time, according to a study. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a common and efficient bariatric procedure during the last few years, but data on its long-term effect on obesity-related disorders are scarce. They collected data on all patients undergoing LSGs performed by the same team at a university hospital. — Published online August 5, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.2202