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By losing, they gain

Report backs life-extending success of obesity surgery programs



By Ralph Ranalli
Globe Staff / September 23, 2007

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The findings - released last month from long-term studies of 20,000 dangerously overweight people in Utah and Sweden - were stunning: Obese patients who had undergone stomach reduction surgery were up to 40 percent more likely to live longer, 56 percent less likely to die of heart disease, and 92 percent less likely to die from diabetes than those who ... (Full article: 1166 words)

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