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Weight loss surgery did not predispose patients to an increased risk of fracture during the first 2 years after a bariatric procedure, data from a large retrospective cohort study showed.

The results showed an overall fracture risk of 8.8 per 1,000 person-years in the bariatric-surgery group and 8.2 per 1,000 person-years in the control group, which translated into an adjusted relative risk of 0.89, according to an article published online in BMJ.

In fact, the risk trended lower for patient who had weight-loss surgery, ranging from 10% to 33% lower, depending on the fracture outcome analyzed.

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