Obesity Surgery Tops Popularity Charts

by Savitha C Muppala on  January 11, 2007 at 2:17 PM Obesity News   - G J E 4
Obesity Surgery Tops Popularity Charts
Washington - The last ten years have witnessed a surge in the number of obesity surgeries, US statistics portray.

The data shows that the number of surgeries have gone up by 2000 percent amongst the 55 to 64 age group and by 726 percent among patients between the age of 18 to 24. The procedures which are clubbed under the technical name, bariatric surgery, is advised for patients who are really obese or who suffer chronic illnesses due to obesity.

Bariatric surgery has had a positive impact on the national death rate which has fallen by 78%.

Source: Medindia

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