Gastric bypass procedures may differ in effects on bone health

Physicians must ensure patients stay on calcium and vitamin D for life after bariatric surgery, say study authors
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Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is associated with a higher risk of non-vertebral fractures compared with adjustable gastric banding, a US study suggests.

Harvard University researchers identified more than 42,000 severely obese adults (79% women) who underwent bariatric surgery from Medicare claims data.