Gastric Weight Loss Surgery Benefits May Fade With Time

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Although Gastric weight loss surgery may produce initial dramatic Weight Loss and improve type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests that in the long run, many people regain weight and see their diabetes return.In fact, in the first year after an operation called sleeve gastrectomy, patients lost 77 percent their excess weight. But by the fifth year they regained weight, bringing their Gastric Weight Loss Surgery to only 56 percent. Also, 51 percent of patients saw type 2 diabetes disappear in the first year. By the fifth year, only 20 percent were still free of type 2 diabetes, researchers.

Gastric Weight loss surgery is not a panacea for Weight Loss over the long run,” said lead researcher Dr. Andrei Keidar, of the Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, Israel.Keidar said several reasons account for weight gain after surgery. “The main reason is that the stomach dilates, meaning you can eat more. The appetite comes back so patients can eat more and they want to eat more,