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Obese Blacks Less Likely to Have Weight Loss Surgery

A new study found that obese whites are twice as likely to have weight loss surgery compared to obese African-Americans. Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina believe that this racial health disparity exists because Blacks were less likely to have health insurance and their doctors were less likely to bring up surgery options, writes Health Canal

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