Is Bariatric Surgery the Answer to the Obesity Epidemic?


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Is Bariatric Surgery the Answer to the Obesity Epidemic?
As the number of morbidly obese individuals has increased in the past several decades, novel surgical interventions “designed to limit the amount and type of food that can be consumed and absorbed by the body by reducing stomach capacity and/ or intestinal length” (Throsby, 2009, p. 203) have been developed as ‘weapons’ in what is deemed the “war on obesity.” While these surgeries are repeatedly proven to be more effective than non-surgical lifestyle changes for long-term weight loss, they come with quite a few risks and side-effects.
In addition to the medical risks, the climate of opinion in which bariatric surgery exists as a preferred intervention is highly problematic. Throsby...
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