Morbid obesity is a growing public health concern in the United States. There is also increasing recognition of the benefits of bariatric surgery in curbing the obesity epidemic.1 Bariatric surgery is often referred to as a piece in the puzzle required for acute and persistent weight loss. Unfortunately, significant variation remains in the sustainability of postoperative weight loss, which may be driven by behavior, biology, or a combination of the two.2
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