is defined in several different ways but we think that the best way
to define it is saying that obesity is the excess acumulation of fat
in the body
Obesity is of epidemic proportions in USA today among children
It is a chronic disease that causes more deaths than cigarrets
There are more than 45 million overweight and 20 million obese people
in the USA
Each year more than 300,000 individuals die from cardiovascular-obesity
related causes in the US. This number is second only to smoking.
% of obese patients fail to return to normal lives and normal weight
when using only diets and medication
Weight reduction and correction of medical problems associated with
morbid obesity after bariatric surgery decreases death rates and improves
dramatically quality of life in the morbidly obese individual.