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Patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery had lasting weight-loss and lower incidence of diabetes that lasted for an average of 6 years following the procedure, researchers say.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The benefits of gastric bypass surgery on severely obese patients lasted an average of 6 years following the procedure, according to a new study.

Patients not only experienced significant weight loss, but had lower rates of diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, researchers reported.

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