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The authors note that there was less weight loss, and less sustained weight loss, in Black participants than white participants. Metabolic and behavioral factors are suggested to play a role. In our institutional journal club in August we read an article about the experience of discrimination leading to increased risk for developing hypertension (ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.11...). I'm wondering about the role racism likely plays in weight gain, or difficulty with weight loss. Do the authors or anyone else have any thoughts?