People who undergo weight-loss surgery don’t reduce their costs as they take off pounds, as hospital stays for complications from the procedure exceed savings from obesity-related illnesses, a study found.
Weight loss may be harmful for heart failure patients who have implanted medical devices used to help regulate their cardiac rhythm, researchers said.
Weight-loss surgery is more effective than diet and exercise as a treatment for obesity, according to a review of health studies involving almost 800 people.
Abbott Laboratories’ weight-loss pill Meridia increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes in people with heart disease, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine .
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