Whites Are Heavier Users of Weight-Lo...

Whites Are Heavier Users of Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds

There are 6 comments on the HON story from Aug 6, 2013, titled Whites Are Heavier Users of Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds. In it, HON reports that:

Obese white Americans are twice as likely as obese blacks to have weight-loss surgery, even though more black adults qualify for the procedures, a new study says.

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Zombie Corpse Rental

San Jose, CA

#1 Aug 6, 2013
Well, the surgery is expensive, so I think this statistic is accurate.

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#2 Aug 7, 2013
"Researchers analyzed rates of weight-loss (bariatric) surgery in the United States from 1999 to 2010 and found that 22 percent of black women and 11 percent of black men met medical eligibility guidelines for the procedure, compared with 12 percent of white women and 8 percent of white men."

The difference between wm and bm is 3%, but the difference between bw and ww is almost half, why is that?

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#5 Aug 7, 2013
---OH---REALLY--- wrote:
" even though more black adults qualify for the procedures"
Well that is mostly because of our women. The difference between bm and wm in obesity isn't that much. On average nationwide, bm are slightly fatter than wm. In some states, the case is reverse. It used to be the other way around in the 90s.
By contrast, bw versus ww obesity is extremely high and has been so for eternity. For some reason, they balloon up. Finding a slender bw, is almost like finding a needle in a haystack. Over 70% of them are fat. When I went for my job training, I could only find less than five that were not fat.

Nikolaev, Ukraine

#6 Sep 17, 2013
I thought that it is really hard to lose weight but when Iíve found a good program here:http://fatlossfactorsrevi ews.com/ and I changed my opinion. I was amazed when I started to lose weight after one week of the diet. I guess that if youíll choose a good diet and work out youíll see a good result soon. I have my own experience when I started to lose weight after one week of the program. I was amazed how effective it is. Of course if you want to lose weight you should work out, but not everyone has time for this. I must admit that Iím lazy and donít want to work hard.
Arneil J

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Sep 25, 2013
I considered having the surgery when my brother suggested I try natural supplements instead. I used them and dropped 50 lbs. I proved that I can make it work. I would recommend this to anyone because surgery is crazy! More inputs here: http://alpinehealthlabs.com

Since: Jul 13

Fuzhou, China

#8 Sep 25, 2013
Healthy weight loss surgery do it, and I doubt exists. Another point is that there will be consequences, and it will bounce

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