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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Dolan P, Afaneh C, Symer M
Assessment of public attitudes toward weight loss surgery in the United States.
The authors designed a national cross-sectional survey to assess attitudes toward weight loss surgery in the US general population. Their survey results suggested that a large percentage of the population has negative attitudes toward weight loss surgery, including men and non-Hispanic black respondents, who were more likely to think that people who chose weight loss surgery were taking the easy way out. The authors recommended further research with respect to normalizing weight loss surgery as a reasonable option for managing obesity.
Citation: Dolan P, Afaneh C, Symer M . Assessment of public attitudes toward weight loss surgery in the United States. JAMA Surg 2019 Mar;154(3):264-66. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2018.4650..
Keywords: Obesity: Weight Management, Obesity, Surgery, Social Stigma
Reid AE, Rosenthal L, Earnshaw VA
Discrimination and excessive weight gain during pregnancy among Black and Latina young women.
The researchers examined the influence of discrimination, a culturally relevant stressor, on odds of gaining weight beyond Institute of Medicine recommendations during pregnancy. They found that ever experiencing discrimination was associated with a 71 percent increase in the odds of excessive weight gain.
Citation: Reid AE, Rosenthal L, Earnshaw VA . Discrimination and excessive weight gain during pregnancy among Black and Latina young women. Soc Sci Med 2016 May;156:134-41. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.03.012..
Keywords: Disparities, Obesity: Weight Management, Pregnancy, Racial / Ethnic Minorities, Social Stigma