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
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
According to an article in today s New York Times, an important new weapon in the arsenal against obesity seems to be vastly underused.