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Weight loss surgery tied to fewer hospital visits for COPD

15:01 EDT 10 Aug 2017 | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Obese people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who get weight loss surgery may go to the hospital less often with acute breathing problems after their operations, a U.S. study suggests.

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