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Benefits of Surgery

A report from the Journal of the American Medical Association identified a number of health benefits of surgical weight loss including:
Long term weight loss

Resolution of obesity related health conditions included:
Diabetes was cured in 77% and improved in 89% of patients
High cholesterol improved in more than 70% of patients
High blood pressure cured in 62% and improved in 78% of patients

Other obesity related health conditions that improve include:
Sleep Apnea
Swollen legs
Skin breakdown

Other lifestyle benefits include:
Improved energy
Greater confidence and sense of well-being
Improved ability to participate in exercise and recreational activities
Reduced shortness of breath
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