- Excess adiposity (fat) should be considered a chronic disease that has serious health consequences.
- A treatment goal for the severely obese should be improvement in health achieved by sustained weight loss.
- Despite the lack of consensus, bariatric surgery is the only long–term treatment option for the severely obese patient.
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Circulation. 2011; 123: 1683-1701,Published online before print March 14, 2011, doi: 10.1161/?CIR.0b013e3182149099