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    Surgery causes 51-81 pounds more weight loss than other methods


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    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 6:08 am Email this article
    Weight loss surgery causes 51 to 81 pounds more weight loss than with other methods and is maintained for at least eight years according to a review paper from the United Kingdom.

    The cost for each additional quality year of life was estimated to be $6600.

    REFERENCE

    Clegg A, Colquitt J, Sidhu M, Royle P, Walker A. Clinical and cost effectiveness of surgery for morbid obesity: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2003 Oct, 27(10):1167-77.

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