New research helps maximize benefit from surgical weight loss - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

New research helps maximize benefit from surgical weight loss

New research at Harvard could help identify which patients will benefit the most from weight loss surgery.

They found that people with two copies of a specific gene variant lost an average of nearly 40% of their body weight after surgery. But, those without a copy of the gene lost less than 30% of their body weight.

Experts say this information could help doctors advise patients toward a weight loss solution that would work best for them.

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