Association of bariatric surgery with sever

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What the study did: In this study that included nearly 12,000 obese patients, substantial weight loss achieved through bariatric surgery was associated with better outcomes after contracting COVID-19 infection, including a lower risk of severe disease, d hospitalization and the need for supplemental oxygen.

Authors: Steven E. Nissen, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.6496)

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