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A guide to obesity and bariatric surgery from the online health library

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  • Understanding obesity
    • Determining your BMI
    • What's your healthy weight?
    • The reality behind metabolism myths
    • Metabolism's weighty role
  • Obesity and health problems
    • Metabolic syndrome
    • Millions of us have "pre-diabetes"
    • Type 2 diabetes
    • Take action to beat heart disease
    • Risks of physical inactivity
    • Sleep apnea
    • GERD/heart burn
  • Treating obesity
    • Weight matters: when willpower isn't enough
    • Medical treatment for obesity
    • Even with weight-loss drugs, losing pounds isn't easy
  • Bariatric surgery
    • Gastric bypass surgery
    • Gastric stapling surgery
  • Weight management lifestyle changes
    • Healthy eating
    • Being active
  • Children and obesity