In the United States, more than 30% of adults are obese. Aside from diet and exercise there are medical options like bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery is altering your digestive system to redirect or restrict the amount of food your body can process, which leads to weight loss. The two major types of bariatric surgery are ‘Banding’ and ‘Gastric Bypass’.
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