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Invited Commentary
April 2017

Bariatric Surgery for Autoimmunity?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Surg. 2017;152(4):349-350. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4645

Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment option for obesity and its associated metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. However, obesity is also a risk factor for other conditions, including several autoimmune diseases. Previous small case series have reported mixed outcomes of bariatric surgery on autoimmunity.1-5

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