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Mayo Clinic Study Suggests Bariatric Surgery Increases Broken Bone Risk

July 19, 2010

Bariatric surgery -- limiting the intake of the stomach -- is becoming an increasingly common treatment for obesity. It has side effects, however, including a newly documented risk for bone fractures. Mayo Clinic endocrinologist Elizabeth Haglind, M.D., is presenting the findings at the Society of Endocrinology Annual Meeting.