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Bariatric Surgery Success by Obesity Subtype

What if a test could predict how well bariatric surgery would help you lose weight? Learn about these four obesity subtypes and what they can tell you.

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Birth Control Options After Baratric Surgery

If you're planning to get weight loss surgery, here’s what you should know about contraception during your recovery and beyond.

Woman before weight loss surgery with nurse and family member.

Weight Loss Surgery May Reduce Cancer Risk

Obese patients who get weight-loss surgery may see a significant reduction in their risk or certain hormone-related cancers, according to this study.

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Weight-Loss Surgery Can Lead to Alcohol Abuse

Weight-loss surgery may increase the risk of developing a drinking problem. Learn more about the research on this connection.