Obesity surgery and satiety control

José Ernesto Dos Santos
2006 São Paulo Medical Journal  
Obesity surgery and satiety control Obesity, i.e. body mass index (BMI) above 30 kg/m 2 , is a sign and symptom that has variable etiology, clinical picture and therapeutic response. In Brazil, it became a public health problem some time ago. There are few doubts that lifestyle changes provoked or imposed by "acculturation" processes are related to the increasing prevalence of obesity. The failure of traditional clinical treatment is particularly marked in morbidly or severely obese subjects
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doi:10.1590/s1516-31802006000400001 pmid:17086296 fatcat:o7jeyri4uzaqvia2wrmhrdc6qi