Gastric bypass surgery for severe obesity

Severely obese are sometimes offered Stomach (gastric) bypass surgery.

A recent study published in New England Journal of Medicine confirms that benefits are real and are sustained over long term .

Stomach bypass , technically called Bariatric surgery, leads to weight loss and health improvements in both adults and adolescents.

Although it benefits both Adolescents and Adults, Adolescents who underwent gastric bypass seems to have benefited more !

Reference

Five-Year Outcomes of Gastric Bypass in Adolescents as Compared with Adults.

Disclaimer: Please note- This blog is NOT medical advice. This blog is purely for information only. See your own doctor to discuss concerns and options relevant for you.