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Click to edit Master subtitle style BIO144-1002B-04 Anatomy and Physiology II Individual Project-Phase Four Anne Carino June 18, 2010
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Obesity Epidemic Statistics show that around 33% of the US population is obese and 67% of the US population is overweight. It is estimated that at current trend levels, by 2030, 86.3% adults will be overweight or obese and 51.1% will be obese. If that's not bad enough, by 2048, all American adults will become overweight or obese (source: Obesity Research Journal). Obviously trending can level off and hopefully we will not reach these numbers .
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Gastric bypass is the most frequently performed bariatric surgery in the United States. Many surgeons prefer gastric bypass surgery because it generally has fewer complications than other weight-loss surgeries. Gastric bypass surgery can provide long-term, consistent weight loss if you exercise and eat a healthy diet. Gastric bypass isn't for everyone, however. It's a major procedure that has risks and side effects and requires permanent changes in your lifestyle. Before deciding to have gastric bypass surgery, it's important to understand what's involved and what lifestyle changes you must make. In large part, the success of the surgery is up to you
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Digestive System
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Why It Is Done Generally, gastric bypass surgery is for people who are unable to achieve or maintain a healthy weight through diet and exercise, are severely overweight, and who have health problems as a result. Gastric bypass surgery could be an option for you if: § Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher (extreme obesity) § Your BMI is 35 to 39.9 (obesity), and you have a serious weight-related health problem, such as diabetes or high blood pressure
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Types of Gastric Bypass Surgery § Roux-en-Y (roo-en-y). This is the preferred method of performing gastric bypass surgery. In Roux-en-Y, your stomach is stapled to create a small pouch and a passage for food to go around (bypass) a
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