Halo Effect: Family members of gastric-bypass patients also lose weight, Stanford study finds
posted by Research Admin on 21 October 2011
19 Oct 2011 - Family members of patients who have undergone surgery for weight loss may also shed several pounds themselves, as well as eat healthier and exercise more, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine.
A year after the 35 patients in the study had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, their obese adult family members weighed on average 8 pounds less, the researchers say.
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