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Quality of life and weight loss for obese individuals

A  blog entry on Dr. Sharma’s excellent Obesity Notes discusses findings reported at the 2014 Obesity Society meetings. The information was presented at a poster presentation by Lindsey Warkentin, MSc, Lead Research Assistant – Acute Care and Emergency Surgery Service at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, and her colleagues

The analysis suggests that to achieve meaningful quality of life improvements obese individuals with BMI > 45 must lose weight to an extent that is only achievable with bariatric surgery. Her conclusion:

“Given that surgery is not a realistic option for the millions of people living with severe obesity, we simply need to find better medical treatments that can deliver sustainable weight loss of this magnitude”


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