Bariatric Surgery Helps Patients With Joint Problems, Asthma Issues

Science World Report—March 29, 2015

Statistics show that more than one-third of adults in the United States are obese, many of whom suffer from significant health issues that will dramatically cut-short their lives.

For some, bariatric surgery may be an option to make a change.

Now, a new study published in the journal Allergy and Clinical Immunology look at how this weight loss surgery has also helped many patients dealing with joint replacements and asthma. Lead study author Dr. Emily Dodwell of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York said the progress of obese patients in need of knee or hip replacement was checked by the team.

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