American Medical Association

The plague of obesity is everywhere, as almost two billion over weight individuals are living among us—they could be a family member, colleague, friend, the man on the street, or it could be our own very selves. Aside from the serious medical predicaments that it provides, obesity usually results in unfair treatment against overweight persons. Nonetheless, the field of medical science have successfully provided a highly efficient and relatively harmless way to deal with this global outbreak.

This paper has argued that Gastric Bypass or Bariatric Surgery is the most effective and safest approach to weight loss and management. Various related studies were presented to support this claim. Likewise, alternative procedures were also discussed for the purpose of comparison. The discussions indicate that GBP is indeed a highly effective option for individuals who are seriously obese and cannot lose weight by conventional approaches or people who suffer from severe health problems associated with obesity.

Aside from successfully reducing or controlling weight, GBP allows the reversal, elimination or amelioration of various weight-related problems like obstructive sleep apnea, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes. Studies also indicate that almost zero complications arise from this weight-loss procedure, making it the primary treatment of choice. However, it should always be noted that the wonders GBP provides will be completely negated without the complete cooperation of the individual.

Obesity has long been considered as a behavioral disorder that is the outcome of by simply eating too much and exercising very little. It is without doubt that these factors are correlated with weight gain. Finally, changes brought about by the modern lifestyle—such as the increased consumption of high-fat foods and increasingly sedentary work and leisure habits—undoubtedly contributed to the increased prevalence in obesity.

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