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For Obese Patients, Weight Loss Surgery May Beat Exercise

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October 23, 2013
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A review of recent studies showed weight loss surgery is more effective and has greater long-term health effects for obese patients.


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New Weight Loss Therapy -- Put It in and Take It out

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Big Benefits, Little Access to Obesity Surgery

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AP (Feb. 14, 2014) — Even as the obesity epidemic in the U.S. persists, only one percent of eligible patients get weight-loss surgery. Many insurance companies don't cover the procedures, and those that do often have strict requirements to qualify. (Feb. 14) Video provided by AP
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