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This study will assess various published staging tools to assess the health impacts of obesity on individuals. The aim is to identify benefits and drawbacks, and thus help Obesity Centres and GPs better assess obese individuals as well as better identify who benefits most from having weight loss treatment.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Imperial Weight Centre, Imperial College London
Imperial College London
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:07-0400
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Surgical procedures aimed at producing major WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with MORBID OBESITY.
The condition of weighing two, three, or more times the ideal weight, so called because it is associated with many serious and life-threatening disorders. In the BODY MASS INDEX, morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2.
Activities related to WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with OBESITY. Treatment methods include DIET; EXERCISE; BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION; medications; and BARIATRIC SURGERY.
Surgical procedures involving the STOMACH and sometimes the lower ESOPHAGUS to correct anatomical defects, or to treat MORBID OBESITY by reducing the size of the stomach. There are several subtypes of bariatric gastroplasty, such as vertical banded gastroplasty, silicone ring vertical gastroplasty, and horizontal banded gastroplasty.
The discipline concerned with WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with OBESITY.
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