Still together after bariatric surgery? Fat chance

It works wonders for waistlines - but not for marriages

Bariatric surgery may improve patients’ health but not their marriages.


Swedish researchers have found that patients are more inclined to end their relationship in the years after surgery compared with patients with obesity who haven’t had the surgery and members of the general population.

This may be because the subsequent weight loss “empowers” patients unhappy with their partner to finally leave them, they suggest.

They also note changes in relationship dynamics, with partners of patients often feeling like they’re no longer needed.

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