According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity has reached epidemic proportions. It has a far-ranging negative effect on health. Persons who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for developing many different health conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and bone and joint disease.
Listed in the directory below are some topics related to obesity, for which we have provided a brief overview.
Overview of Obesity
Treatment of Obesity
Obesity Treatment Overview
Medical Treatment for Obesity
Surgical Treatment for Obesity
Gastric Bypass (Malabsorptive) Surgery
Gastric Stapling (Restrictive) Surgery
Maintaining Weight Loss