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The Impact of Weight Loss Surgery on Health-Care Costs in Morbidly Obese Patients

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During recent years, obesity has emerged as a major public health problem and is second to smoking as a leading cause of preventable, premature death in the United States and the Western World.

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Surgery Decreases Long-Term Mortality, Morbidity, and Health Care Use in Morbidily Obese Patients

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In recent years, morbid obesity has emerged as a serious public health threat. After smoking, it is the second leading cause of preventable, premature death in the United States. It is estimated that there are 400,000 deaths attributable to obesity in the United States each year.

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Obesity and Mortality from Cancer

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Laboratory investigators have long known that animals in which energy intake is reduced to about 60 percent of the intake of animals that are fed as much as they want have a considerably lower incidence of cancer than the control animals.

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Long term mortality and health care use

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In recent years, morbid obesity has emerged as a serious public health threat. After smoking, it is the second leading cause of preventable, premature death in the United States. It is estimated that there are 400,000 deaths attributable to obesity in the United States each year.

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Overweight, Obesity, and Mortality in a Large Prospective Cohort of Persons 50 to 71 Years Old

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Substantial epidemiologic evidence indicates that obesity, defined by a body-mass index (BMI) (the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) of 30.0 or more, is associated with an increased risk of death.

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Potential of Surgery for Curing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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Diabetes mellitus type 2 is an epidemic health problem, affecting more than 150 million people worldwide. This number is expected to double in the first decades of the third millennium.

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