Bariatric surgery (weight-loss surgery) is widely acknowledged as an effective treatment for obesity, especially for individuals
there is widespread acceptance of the utility of bariatric surgery for severely obese individuals. However, according to a report in JAMA Surgery, there has not been a comprehensive review of and comparison between the various types of bariatric surgery since 2003
The U.S. National Institutes of Health recommends that those individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, (or 35 if accompanied by serious medical conditions such as diabetes), consider
Bariatric, or weight-loss surgery, has been instrumental in helping severely obese (those with a BMI over 40) patients and those with comorbid conditions, such as diabetes, attain a more normal body weight and metabolism. Even morbidly obese teens have benefitted
Body Mass Index or BMI is a widely used indicator of obesity, and obesity is known to influence health and possibly risk of death. Studies based on BMI, however, have not universally demonstrated that a high BMI is linked to an increased mortality risk.