Group Health Research Institute’s Center for Community Health and Evaluation conducted a three-year evaluation to assess the impact of health impact assessments in the United States and to identify elements critical for success.
After gastric bypass surgery, diabetes goes away for some people—often even before they lose much weight. So does that mean gastric surgery “cures” diabetes? Not necessarily, according to the largest community-based study of long-term diabetes outcomes after bariatric surgery. For most people in the study, e-published in advance of print in Obesity Surgery, diabetes either never remitted after gastric surgery or relapsed within five years.
Obesity-related illnesses cost more than $190 billion annually. Interventions that introduce healthy behaviors in one family might have a ripple effect, spreading through networks and possibly reducing health care costs.
Obesity and depression both dramatically increase health care costs, but they mainly act separately, according to a study published in the November 2011 Journal of General Internal Medicine by Group Health Research Institute scientists.
First randomized trial of shared decision making for weight-loss surgery.
Patients in Veterans Affairs study were older and higher risk.
Nearly one in three Americans are obese and the condition doubled among American adults from 1980 to 2000, say the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.
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