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Gastric Bypass Weight Loss Surgery: Whites lose 39%, Blacks lose 26%
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Whites lose more weight after gastric bypass surgery than blacks according to a study from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Weight Loss
Average weight loss: 39% for Whites, 26% for Blacks
Whites lost an average of 39 percent of their body weight after one year compared to 26 percent for Blacks.
Differences in Metabolism
Differences in weight loss due to differences in metabolism, not diet
The less weight loss in Blacks is not due to differences in diet according to the researchers, but rather differences in metabolism between Blacks and Whites.
“Differences in weight loss between severely obese African Americans and whites undergoing open [gastric bypass] are unlikely to be related to postoperative dietary practices,” the researchers noted.
“Our data are consistent with previous reports implicating metabolic differences between the two racial groups.”
Subjects: 24 Blacks, 60 Whites, 33-53 years-old
The study involved 24 Black adults and 60 White adults who were 33- to 53-years-old.
Anderson W, Greene G, Forse RA, Apovian C, Istfan N. Weight loss and health outcomes in african americans and whites after gastric bypass surgery. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Jun, 15(6):1455-63.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
N. A. Istfan
Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition
Boston Medical Center, and
Boston University School of Medicine
88 East Newton Street
Boston, MA 02118
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