Source: Obesity Reviews, February 2011, 12 (2) p. 142-148.
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Date of publication: February 2011.
Publication type: Systematic review.
In a nutshell: This systematic review examines the impact of post-operative support groups and other forms of social support on weight loss after bariatric surgery. The review found that current research supports the assertion that there is a positive association between post-operative support groups and weight loss. However, the authors recommend that further research be undertaken on other forms of social support and how they may be used to improve post-operative outcomes.
Length of publication: 7 pages.
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