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Obesity: epilepsy risk is elevated after bariatric surgery

Susan London   |   Clinical Summary   |   06 October 2022
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Takeaway

  • Bariatric surgery was an independent risk factor for epilepsy among obese patients.
  • Within the bariatric surgery group, stroke during follow-up was a strong contributor.

Why this matters

  • Findings may help inform discussion of risks vs benefits.

Key results

  • 2.7% of the cohort underwent bariatric surgery (gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy,...

          

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