Study: Gastric bypass safer than open surgery

June 21, 2012 1:57:42 PM PDT
People considering weight loss surgery might want to go in the direction of a less invasive method.

Scientist's reporting in the International Journal of Eating Disorders found that almost 4 percent of women over 50 report binge eating, while nearly 8 percent report purging.

More than 70 percent diet to lose weight and 62 percent say their weight or shape adversely impacts their lives.

Scientists say society may be placing additional appearance pressures in women well into older adulthood and that it's time to erase stereotypes about who experiences eating disorders.


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