More obese whites opt for weight-loss procedure, study finds

08/6/2013 | HealthDay News

A study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology found that while more obese black patients qualify for weight-loss surgery, twice as many obese white patients underwent the procedure from 1999 to 2010. Researchers said differences in insurance coverage may contribute to the discrepancy, but more studies are needed to determine whether cultural differences and physician mistrust may also be factors.

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