Surgical interventions for obesity and metabolic disease.

@article{Vu2013SurgicalIF,
  title={Surgical interventions for obesity and metabolic disease.},
  author={Lan Vu and Noah J Switzer and Christopher de Gara and Shahzeer Karmali},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={
          239-46
        }
}
Obesity continues to be a growing problem in both the developed and the developing world. Its strong link with co-morbid conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, and depression presents an increasing strain on health care systems around the world. Diet and exercise alone has been shown to be largely ineffective at managing obesity. Surgery is the only evidence-based method of allowing morbidly obese patients to lose weight and to maintain this weight loss… CONTINUE READING

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