More and more people are having weight loss surgery, and appear to be living longer because of it.
A small review of studies from German researchers indicates that weight loss surgeries have increased more than five times within the past five years in most developed countries.
And they say the surgery also appears to reduce the death rates among very obese people by between thirty and forty percent.
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