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Systematic review
Gastric bypass has better long-term outcomes than gastric banding
  1. Daniel P Schauer
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  1. Correspondence to: Daniel P Schauer, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 670535, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0535, USA; daniel.schauer{at}

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The prevalence of obesity has continued to increase worldwide.1 It is well established that bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for obesity.2 However, few studies have looked at long-term outcomes and for those that do, follow-up is frequently poor. This systemic review examines the association of bariatric surgery with the outcomes of weight loss and diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia resolution in studies of at least 2 years duration with adequate follow-up of patients. It compares the three most common types of bariatric …

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