Bariatric surgery turns relationships upside down

Married patients are prone to divorce and single patients find love

Bariatric surgery may have proven health benefits, but it is apparently bad for marriages.

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Researchers have found that patients are more inclined to end their relationship than obese people who haven't had the surgery, and also compared with the general population.

They suggest this may be because the subsequent weight loss empowers patients who are unhappy with their partner to finally leave them.

They also note that the dynamics of the relationship can change, with partners of patients often reporting feeling jealous or no longer