Eating and Weight Control Practices Help Determine Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:

James E. Mitchell, MD President and Scientific Director Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Fargo Professor and Chairman Department of Neuroscience University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Dr. Mitchell

James E. Mitchell, MD
President and Scientific Director
Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Fargo
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neuroscience
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings

Dr. Mitchell: The amount of weight loss following bariatric surgery is widely variable. Eating behaviors and weight control practices after surgery are important in determining weight loss outcomes.

MedicalResearch.com: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?

Dr. Mitchell: Both before and after surgery, clinicians should inquire in detail about problematic weight control practices and eating behaviors.

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Dr. Mitchell: Prospective studies to assess whether post-operative interventions targeting problematic weight control practices and eating behaviors result in better weight loss outcomes.

Citation:

Mitchell JE, Christian NJ, Flum DR, et al. Postoperative Behavioral Variables and Weight Change 3 Years After Bariatric Surgery. JAMA Surg. Published online April 20, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.0395.

 

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