More Australians seek Weight loss surgery in India


The number of hospital admissions for weight loss surgery has more than tripled in the past decade as more Australians become morbidly obese. New data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows there were 22,7000 admissions to hospital for weight loss surgery in 2014-15, up from 9300 in 2005-06. The increased need […]

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Obesity and Gallstones Risk


Carrying extra weight can increase the risk of developing gallstones, which could mean remove the gallbladder through surgery. Gallstones can impact the function of the gallbladder and other organs, and cause severe pain. Breaks down fat The gallbladder is a small organ found in the upper part of the abdomen. Its function is to store […]

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France see more weight loss surgery than the UK and US.


“France might not be the country in the world with the most acute obesity problem but the number of people undergoing weight loss (bariatric) surgery has boomed in recent years.” The number of people in France turning to surgical procedures to help reduce obesity has multiplied by 21 times over the last 3 decades, new […]

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Obesity affects 9 out of 10 women in Belgium


Europe faces an unprecedented obesity crisis, which will affect 9 out of 10 Belgian women by 2030, according to figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO) during a conference in Prague. According to doctors at the conference, urgent action is required to combat the rise of the consumption of processed foods across the region […]

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The UK needs to perform thousands of more Bariatric Surgery Operations


Thousands of more stomach-shrinking operations need to be carried out in the UK, say, surgeons, who warn the country is lagging behind the rest of Europe despite the toll being taken on people‚Äôs health and warnings that the obesity crisis could bankrupt the NHS. Reducing stomach size prevents people from eating more than small amounts […]

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Obesity and Overweight in children – Causes Australia


The number of Obesity and Overweight children in Australia has doubled in recent years, with a quarter of children considered obese or overweight. Causes of obese or overweight in children include unhealthy food choices, family eating habits and lack of physical activity. This rise in the number of overweight children is disturbing because it causes […]

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Obesity & Overweight facts in United Kingdom


The United Kingdom is the most obese country in western Europe. Obesity in the United Kingdom is a significant contemporary health concern, with officials stating that it is one of the leading preventable causes of death. Obesity rates have doubled over the past two decades, and 63% of UK adults are overweight, according to the […]

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Obesity & Overweight facts in Australia


According to 2007 statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), Australia has the third-highest prevalence of overweight adults in the English-speaking world. Obesity in Australia is an “epidemic” with “increasing frequency.” We all want to be healthy, and we know being obese or overweight is a risk for many health problems in the long run. […]

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