Bariatric Surgeons

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Bariatric Surgeons

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According To UK Study, More People Should Get Bariatric Surgery

Should more people be getting bariatric surgery, which involves reducing the size of the stomach to help lose weight? A study published in PLoS Medicine suggests that performing bariatric surgery on a much greater proportion of the estimated 1.4 million morbidly obese people in the United Kingdom could “prevent or resolve many tens of thousands of cases of hypertension and type 2 diabetes” as well as preventing many other obesity-related illnesses. Does this mean that bariatric surgery is a solution if you are obese? Not necessarily. Does this mean that people who could benefit from bariatric surgery are not getting the surgery? Yes.

Bariatric surgery entails reducing the size of the…

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