Weight-loss surgery can help family drop pounds

October 18, 2011 2:24:20 PM PDT
Weight-loss surgery for obesity can help the entire family lose weight, according to a new study.

The findings determined that when one family member has bariatric surgery other family members dropped an average of 8 pounds.

Family members also reported getting more exercise, drinking less alcohol and experiencing less emotional eating.

The study is published online in the October issue of Archives of Surgery.