Surgical treatment of obesity: a review.

  title={Surgical treatment of obesity: a review.},
  author={Mathias A.L. Fobi},
  journal={Journal of the National Medical Association},
  volume={96 1},
Obesity is a chronic disease due to excess fat storage, a genetic predisposition, and strong environmental contributions. This problem is worldwide, and the incidence is increasing daily. There are medical, physical, social, economic, and psychological comorbid conditions associated with obesity. There is no cure for obesity except possibly prevention. Nonsurgical treatment has been inadequate in providing sustained weight loss. Currently, surgery offers the only viable treatment option with… CONTINUE READING
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