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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