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Genetic factor predicts success of weight-loss surgery

More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese, and some of these individuals undergo gastric bypass surgery to shed the extra pounds. A genome-wide association study published by Cell Press May 2nd in The American Journal of Human Genetics reveals that the amount of weight loss after this surgery can be predicted in part by a DNA sequence variation found on chromosome 15. The findings explain why the success of gastric bypass surgery varies so widely and could help clinicians identify those who would benefit the most from this type of surgery.

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"This is the first instance where a genome-wide search has identified genetic predictors of weight loss after gastric bypass surgery," Kaplan says. "Since the genes identified in this report have not previously been known to be involved with body-weight regulation and obesity, their identification may suggest new approaches that could be used to develop novel therapies for obesity, diabetes, and related metabolic disorders."

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My question is, what do they mean by "weight loss"? Do they mean they kept the weight off for five years? Because knowing who will be able to initially lose weight is one thing, knowing who can keep it off is another.

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My question is, what do they mean by "weight loss"? Do they mean they kept the weight off for five years? Because knowing who will be able to initially lose weight is one thing, knowing who can keep it off is another.
You just summed up my life from ages 10 to about 35. I completely refined the art of losing weight. Unfortunately, I could never keep it off until my late 30's. Isn't this the truth - they never really clarify if the weight stayed off. I've known many people that have gone through this, some with great results, and others with no so great results. I think a lot of these studies are very biased and unreliable, personally.

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