Obesity is an increasing burden on national public health. The World Heart Federation puts the number of obese adults worldwide at 400 million and out of one billion who are overweight people.
The World Health Organization believes that more than 60% of the global population are not sufficiently active. Furthermore, diets have moved from plant based food to high-fat, energy -dense, animal-based diets.
There is almost a blanket consensus among the medical community that obesity exposes a person to numerous health complications and often deadly health risks like:
- Cardiovascular diseases
Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide and in many cases, it can be traced to lifestyle choices and weight management issues. For those who are severely overweight, losing weight is not just a cosmetic requirement but a serious treatment to a potentially life threatening health problems.
Bariatric surgery makes you lose weight and thereby aids in managing all other associated diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular risks. For those individuals who are severely obese it is scientifically impossible to lose weight through only exercise and diet control only. In these cases, surgery is the only proven method to long- term weight loss. However, it is important to support surgery with healthy lifestyle choices to avoid regaining the lost weight.