Older bariatric surgery candidates: is there greater psychological risk than for young and midlife candidates?

CONCLUSION: Although medical risks may cause concern, older adults do not demonstrate any increased psychological risk factors compared with midlife or young adult surgical candidates and evidenced equivalent weight loss. However, concerns with lower ratings on consent and expectations warrant additional research.
PMID: 22197385 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery)

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