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Weight-Loss Surgery Doesn't Boost Bone

FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery helps severely obese patients shed pounds and can even reverse diabetes, but a new Canadian study suggests it can't erase an existing higher risk of broken bones.

Researchers found that compared to other people, weight-loss surgery patients were in greater jeopardy of fractures both before and after they underwent their procedure.

According to the study authors, the findings suggest that being obese doesn't provide as much protection against broken bones as had been assumed.

Study senior author Dr. Claudia Gagnon, of Laval University in Quebec, and colleagues, tracked more than 12,600 weight-loss patients, more than 38,000 obese people and almost 127,000 normal-weight people. The patients were followed from 2001 to 2014.FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery helps severely obese patients shed pounds and can even reverse diabetes, but a new Canadian study suggests it can't erase an existing higher risk of broken bones.

Researchers fo

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