Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is an important cause of intractable headaches and may cause permanent loss of vision as a result of chronic papilledema. Weight loss is an effective treatment, and this randomized study demonstrated superior outcomes for both weight loss and reduced intracranial pressure from bariatric surgery compared to community weight-loss programs.
Just-published research indicates that while women should avoid conception for the first 18 months following bariatric surgery, 42% of women participating in the 10-site study reported having unprotected intercourse during the 18-month at-risk, post-surgical timeframe.
This study investigated gastric surgery as a prevention for female-associated cancers. Women with a body mass index of ≥ 38 kg/m2 who had surgery had an average of 28 kg of weight loss compared to the control group. This resulted in a statistically significant decrease in endometrial cancer.