Does Gastric Bypass Work Long-Term?

Does Gastric Bypass Work Long-Term?

Yes, is the conclusion of researchers who looked at 4,200 people for a period of 2-12 years. They found the average excess percentage of weight lost was 66% and that most people kept the weight off.

Although there was some weight re-gain, the majority of people were able to successfully maintain their weight loss. They did not find any differences in the amount of excess weight that people had to lose and their success at keeping the weight off.

Dr. Williams, one of the researchers, said people will get the most out of their surgery if they are good about following up with visits to a weight loss clinic to help them maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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