Sustained weight-maintaining effects after bariatric surgeries are questioned. Substantial weight regain 3 years post-bariatric surgery is affecting approximately 80% of patients. Some of the identified factors include undiagnosed or under-treated binge-eating and other eating disorders, minimal lifestyle changes after the surgery and lack of exercise.

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