Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 3rd, 2008
"Obesity is related to a higher rate of infections and some types of cancer," said a study coauthor, Alfredo Halpern, PhD, of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. "Nevertheless, there are only a few published studies evaluating the immune function in severely obese patients and the effect of surgery-induced weight loss on these parameters."
Halpern and his co-workers therefore studied the effect of weight loss on...
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