• Women who undergo weight loss surgery 'are 33% less likely to have children with birth defects'

    1 month ago - By Daily Mail

    Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, looked at data from nearly 33,000 women who weighed an average of 265lbs .
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  • Maternal bariatric surgery reduces birth defect risks among children

    Maternal bariatric surgery reduces birth defect risks among children

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Children born to mothers who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass are less likely to have birth defects when compared with mothers with obesity who did not undergo weight-loss surgery, according to findings from a research letter published in JAMA.
    “In this nationwide matched cohort study we found that bariatric surgery, leading to substantial and sustained weight loss as well as normalization of blood glucose, is associated with a lower risk for birth defects,” Martin Neovius, PhD, a professor with the department of medicine at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, told Endocrine
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