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Menopause and you: bariatric surgery

Main Line Health June 5, 2014 By Beverly Vaughn, MD

Did you know that 90 percent of diets fail? Did you know that dieting stimulates hormones in your gut that make you hungry? If you have a BMI of 40 or more, or a BMI of 35 with medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea, bariatric surgery could significantly improve your health. Dr. Richard Ing describes the types of bariatric surgery and its benefits in this very informative video.

This article is part of Menopause and You, a web-based program sponsored by Women’s Health Source. It is intended as an information resource providing guidelines for women. As always, check with your own health care provider with your specific concerns and questions.

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