• Gallstones and Morbid Obesity

    Gallstones and Gallbladder Disease Gallstones occur in about 1 in 10 people over 40 years of age. They are the commonest form of gallbladder disease. They are formed from bile which is mainly composed of cholesterol. Being seriously overweight or obese is a significant risk factor for gallstone development. A high-fat diet may also be

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  • Survey of UK Diet, Nutrition & Health

    UK Diet, Nutrition & Health Survey Detailed measurements of diet, nutritional status, physical activity, oral health and lifestyle and socio-demographic characteristics were collected from over 2000 young people aged between 4 and 18 years. This survey is therefore the largest and most detailed ever undertaken on this age group in the UK. UK Diet, Nutrition

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  • Diabetes and Morbid Obesity

    Effects of Morbid Obesity on Type 2 Diabetes Obesity (especially where it involves large amounts of stored fat around the middle, called central adiposity or intra-abdominal fat) is strongly associated with prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes. Indeed, a new word “diabesity” has been invented to reflect the close link between the surges in

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  • Cancer Risk and Morbid Obesity

    Morbid Obesity Associated With Cancer Morbid or class-3 obesity is clearly associated with certain types of cancers. For example, if a woman is 20 pounds overweight before menopause, she has twice the normal risk of developing breast cancer after menopause. Also, nearly 50 percent of all breast cancer patients are obese. Morbid Obesity and Cancer

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  • Blood Pressure and Morbid Obesity

    Health Risk of Raised Blood Pressure From Morbid Obesity Being obese more than doubles the risk of developing raised blood pressure (hypertension). Obesity research indicates that about 70 percent of obese men and women suffer from hypertension. For example: the prevalence of hypertension in adults who are not overweight (body mass index <25) is 14.9

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  • Questions About Bariatric Surgery

    Does Obesity Surgery Carry Health Risks? Yes. Bariatric surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and carries all the usual risks of major surgery. Risk factors include: the condition of the patient (weight and co-morbid conditions), the skill of the bariatric surgeon and anesthesiologist and the quality of back-up services. Surveys show that premature death occurs

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