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Bariatric surgery may have ‘legacy effect’ on diabetes complications

– Dr. Arterburn linked even short-term diabetes remission to less risk for microvascular kidney, eye, and limb diseases

A close-up view of an eye with diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Arterburn linked even short-term diabetes remission to less risk for microvascular kidney, eye, and limb diseases by Davi…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/bariatric-surgery-may-have-legacy-effect-diabetes-complications/

Weight controlled better with bupropion (Wellbutrin) than with other antidepressants

– Dr. David Arterburn describes his research on Group Health patients’ weight after 2 years on various antidepressants

Dr. David Arterburn describes his research on Group Health patients’ weight after 2 years on various antidepressants by David Arterburn, MD, MPH, senior investigator at Group Hea…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/april/weight-controlled-better-bupropion-wellbutrin-other-antidepressants/

What if a street map could show how healthily people eat?

– UW and GHRI researchers have come up with innovative maps that illustrate the link between wealth accumulation and diet quality.

UW and GHRI researchers have come up with innovative maps that illustrate the link between wealth accumulation and diet quality. Imagine you’re creating a program to encourage pe…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/03/what-if-street-map-could-show-how-healthily-people-eat/

News release: PCORI approves Group Health for $4.5 million obesity study

– Study leader Dr. David Arterburn will use PCORnet, new national clinical research network, to speed results.

  The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved David Arterburn, MD, MPH, and colleagues for a two-year $4.5 million funding award to study bariatric (w…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/08/news-release-pcori-approves-group-health-45-million-obesity-study/

Do Coke-funded obesity messages leave a bad taste?

– Group Health Physician and GHRI Associate Investigator Beverly Green, MD, MPH, weighs in on obesity advice from a group sponsored by Coca-Cola.

Group Health Physician and GHRI Associate Investigator Beverly Green, MD, MPH, weighs in on obesity advice from a group sponsored by Coca-Cola. by Beverly Green, MD, MPH Dr. G…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/08/do-coke-funded-obesity-messages-leave-bad-taste/

Learning the benefits and costs of surgery for obesity

– Dr. David Arterburn has new studies on the costs, care variation, and effect on life expectancy of bariatric surgery. The results could guide obesity care.

Dr. David Arterburn has new studies on the costs, care variation, and effect on life expectancy of bariatric surgery. The results could guide obesity care. Bariatric surgery such…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/06/learning-benefits-and-costs-surgery-obesity/

Is obesity an environmental issue?

– Ecology, as well as politics, economics, and culture contribute to obesity, according to this review of Julie Guthman's book Weighing In.

Ecology, as well as politics, economics, and culture contribute to obesity, according to this review of Julie Guthman's book Weighing In. Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/04/obesity-environmental-issue/

Standing up for my health

– What it was like for a Group Health patient to participate in a study that coached him to sit less.

Gerald Alexander What it was like for a Group Health patient to participate in a study that coached him to sit less By Gerald Alexander, a retired social service worker, Group He…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/04/standing-my-health/

Surgery for obesity is linked to longer survival

– JAMA study focuses mostly on male VA patients with more diseases than in prior studies.

Obese people seem likely to live longer if they have bariatric surgery (for obesity) than if they don’t—with 53 percent lower risk of dying from any cause at five to 14 years afte…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/01/group-health-research-news-surgery-obesity-linked-longer-survival/

Video: New research on bariatric surgery for obesity

– GHRI's Dr. David Arterburn talks about bariatric surgery research in December 2014.

  GHRI's Dr. David Arterburn discusses his bariatric surgery research in this video from December 2014. YouTube, 2:16      
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/01/new-research-bariatric-surgery-obesity/