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Weight loss surgery more effective than obesity drugs, diet changes: study

by Tracy Swartz | Jun 11, 2024

Sorry, Ozempic users.

Bariatric surgery leads to more weight loss that’s longer-lasting compared to drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy and behavioral changes such as diet and exercise, new research finds.

“Metabolic and bariatric surgery remains the most effective and durable treatment for severe obesity. Unfortunately, it also remains among the most underutilized,” said study co-author and bariatric surgeon Dr. Marina Kurian of NYU Langone Health.