Treating severe obesity: morbid weights and morbid waits

Padwal, Raj S.; Sharma, Arya M.
November 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/24/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 11, p777
Academic Journal
The article offers author's opinion on the treatment of severe obesity. Lifestyle modification including diet, exercise and behavioral modification, are still widely considered the cornerstone of obesity treatment. In contrast with lifestyle modification and drug therapy, bariatric surgery results in 33% weight reduction. Bariatric surgery is indicated for medically refractory patients with severe obesity or with moderate obesity plus a major medical comorbidity.


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