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Bariatric Surgery Linked to Doubling Chance of Marriage or Divorce

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Compared to the general U.S. population, adults who are not married and get weight-loss surgery are more than twice as likely to get married within five years. Likewise, adults who are married and get bariatric surgery are more than twice as likely to get divorced, according to a new analysis led by University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health epidemiologists.

The study, published today in Wolters Kluwer’s Annals of Surgery Open, is the first to characterize marital outcomes among U.S. adults who underwent bariatric surgery, giving patients and doctors concrete data ...