Obesity is a serious, complex, life-shortening and poorly understood disease. It is also the most common major chronic illness in the Western world. Today, an estimated two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese – a number that has doubled since 1980 (click here for additional information). Research shows that once obesity is established, diet and exercise alone have a limited capacity to provide a long-term solution.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement that can be used to calculate obesity. Click to calculate your BMI and read on to learn about the significance of your BMI number and the new life bariatric surgery can help you achieve.