The rate of death in obese individuals in the study who did not have surgery was 2.3% compared to 1.3% for those who had surgery
They are the first group outside the UK to win the prize, which was presented at the recent 30th Rosetrees Trust Anniversary Symposium in London
Individuals with severe overweight issues have an inhibited sense of satiation; they release fewer satiety hormones than people of normal weight.
“We are even considering taxes on damaging food and putting healthy foods under price controls [so they become cheaper].”
Following a successful diet, many people are discouraged to find their weight rebounding and scientists are figuring out why.
One out of every three Israelis aged five to 21 suffers from obesity.