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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

You Feel Lucky? 1 in 20 Don't Survive Bariatric Surgery

The stat they used to throw around was that 1 in 200 didn't survive bariatric surgery. Now a new study says that 1 in 20 men 35-44 don't make it. Whoops looks like they were off a little.

"The findings appear in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association.
Some previous studies of people in their 30s to their 50s -- the most common ages for obesity surgery -- found death rates well under 1 percent.

But in a study of 16,155 Medicare patients who underwent obesity surgery, more than 5 percent of men and nearly 3 percent of women aged 35 to 44 were dead within a year." Read more

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