Impact of bariatric surgery on physical functioning in obese adults.

  title={Impact of bariatric surgery on physical functioning in obese adults.},
  author={Tom Steele and Daniel J Cuthbertson and John P H Wilding},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={16 3},
Obesity is associated with a profound impairment in the ability to perform the basic physical activities required for everyday function. This impacts on quality of life and contributes to disability. Bariatric surgery leads to weight loss and metabolic improvements in severe obesity; however, less is known about its effect on physical functioning. This narrative review summarizes current evidence on the effect of bariatric surgery on this outcome with a consideration of the mechanisms involved… CONTINUE READING
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