Daily Archives November 4, 2018

Weight Loss and Surgery

It is no secret that there is a rise in rates of overweight and obese Americans today, and any number of both causes and solutions have been proposed over the years, with some popular diet coming and going. Any combination of eating better, more exertion in daily life, and certain surgical procedures can promote a desired loss of weight through various means. Which options are best for a person may depend on health and intended weight loss goals, and medical professionals can oversee the weight loss program to make sure that it is both effective and safe.

Obesity and Its Effects

A person’s body mass index, or BMI, is a starting point to determine if a person has a healthy weight or not. Often, a BMI of 25 to 30 is considered overweight by most doctors, and numbers above that qualify as obesity. Speaking generally about obesity rates, some one in three adult Americans today is considered obese, and another qualification for this condition is if a person weights 20% or more

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