Long-term prevention of mortality in morbid obesity through bariatric surgery. A systematic review and meta-analysis of trials performed with gastric banding and gastric bypass.

Source: Annals of Surgery, 2011, 253, (3), p.484-487.

Follow this link  for  abstract.

Date of publication: March 2011.

Publication type: Systematic review.

In a nutshell: This systematic review and meta-analysis of published clinical trials related to bariatric surgery.  The authors found  that both gastric banding and gastric bypass surgery reduced mortality, with the latter having a greater effect upon cardio-vascular related mortality.

Length of publication: 4 pages.

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

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