Exercise and diet alone often fails to effectively treat people with extreme obesity.
Bariatric surgery is an operation that is performed in order to help such individuals lose weight. Evidence suggests that this may lower death rates for patients with obesity, especially when coupled with healthy eating and lifestyle changes after surgery.
Obesity is a major problem all over the world, especially in the developed countries. Consumption of rich and junk food and lack of exercise have led to increased prevalence of obesity. One thing is for certain, modern foods, consumed in ever larger quantities as people become richer, is fuelling an obesity epidemic which is threatening the health of millions.
Obesity results in more health problems and complications such as diabetes and heart disease.