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
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.