Long-term bariatric surgery benefits challenged

A recent investigation has sparked fresh concerns about the lasting impact of bariatric operations, particularly those involving gastric bypass surgery.

The findings from Lund University in Sweden suggest that the significant metabolic changes triggered by gastric bypass procedures occur predominantly in the immediate aftermath of the operation. Many of these metabolic indicators revert to their pre-surgery levels within a year.

While patients often initially experience positive outcomes such as weight loss and diabetes remission, the study’s results cast doubt on the sustained durability of these benefits, which were previously assumed to be more enduring.

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