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Genetic and non-genetic factors affecting weight loss variability after bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective long-term treatment for severe obesity. However, inter-individual variability in surgery outcomes has been observed, particularly in relation to postoperative weight loss. This study aims to assess the contribution of genetic and non-genetic factors to such inter-individual variability by leveraging a large and ethnically diverse cohort with longitudinal electronic health record data. Study findings could help to develop predictive risk scores for outcomes of bariatric surgery based on genetic information along with other demographic and clinical factors. In future clinical practice, predictive risk scores could help patients be realistic about the outcomes of bariatric surgery and guide treatment strategies for patients with severe obesity.
Investigator: Choquet, Helene
Funder: Northern California Community Benefit Programs