The effectiveness and risks of bariatric surgery: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis, 2003-2012.

  title={The effectiveness and risks of bariatric surgery: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis, 2003-2012.},
  author={Su-Hsin Chang and Carolyn R T Stoll and Jihyun Song and J. Esteban Varela and Christopher J Eagon and Graham A. Colditz},
  journal={JAMA surgery},
  volume={149 3},
IMPORTANCE The prevalence of obesity and outcomes of bariatric surgery are well established. However, analyses of the surgery impact have not been updated and comprehensively investigated since 2003. OBJECTIVE To examine the effectiveness and risks of bariatric surgery using up-to-date, comprehensive data and appropriate meta-analytic techniques. DATA SOURCES Literature searches of Medline, Embase, Scopus, Current Contents, Cochrane Library, and between 2003 and 2012 were… 

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