Bariatric Surgery and Nonsurgical Therapy in Adults with Metabolic Conditions and a Body Mass Index of 30.0 to 34.9 Kg/M²

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Published in: Comparative Effectiveness Review: no. 82 (Prepared by the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center under contract No. 290-2007-10062-I ). AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-EHC139-EF. (Rockville, MD : Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, June 2013), 12 p

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by Margaret A. Maglione, Melinda Maggard Gibbons, Masha Livhits, Brett Ewing, Jianhui Hu, Alicia Ruelaz Maher, Zhaoping Li, Tanja Perry, Paul G. Shekelle

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Compares the weight loss and glucose control outcomes of bariatric surgery with nonsurgical therapy in the two RCTs that directly compared these in patients with diabetes for only those patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 to 34.9 kg/m2.

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