Harvard Heart Letter

Weight-loss surgery: Moving into new dimensions?

Bariatric surgery can dramatically improve type 2 diabetes and other risks for heart disease. The latest statistics on obesity suggest that this disease remains a huge problem in the United States: nearly one in three American adults meet the criteria for obesity. What’s more, about one in 10 women and one in 20 men are considered extremely obese (see “Obesity in the extreme”). …

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