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Bariatric surgery may turn back the effects of aging

Surgical weight loss may turn back the effects of aging at a genetic level, according to researchers from Stanford University. Researchers discovered after gastric bypass, certain patients' telomeres actually became longer. Preoperative patients with high levels of LDL cholesterol, and high levels of inflammation (CRP), not only saw these levels drop within a year of surgery, they also experienced significant lengthening of their telomeres, when compared to patients with initial low LDL and CRP levels.

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