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After Weight-Loss Surgery, Women Fare Better Than Men In One Critical Area

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A new study suggests that women may have a lower risk of heart disease than men after weight-loss surgery. According to UPI, the study included nearly 2,000 patients whose risk for heart disease was assessed in the decade before their surgery and one year after the procedure. All patients had a significant reduction in their heart disease risk after weight-loss--or bariatric--surgery. But researchers reported women had a 41 percent reduced risk while men had a 35.6 percent reduced risk. That's a roughly 20 percent difference. Lead study author Dr. John Morton is director of bariatric surgery at Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, Calif. Dr. Morton said, "This study shows there is a gender disparity in cardiac outcomes for patients undergoing bariatric surgery."

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