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Obesity is a major risk factor for hypertension, a condition that affects 31 percent of the population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That adds up to 67 million Americans walking around with high blood pressure, and many of them will be overweight. Obesity and high blood pressure may be part of the reason your doctor may recommend weight loss surgery or a medically managed program. Consider some of the ways your weight affects your blood pressure. [Read more]

You may think that the most important benefit of bariatric surgery is a leaner you or that it will just make you feel better, but recent studies of patients who have undergone weight loss surgery have shown that these patients are also reducing their risk of suffering from many weight related diseases including coronary atherosclerosis. [Read more]