According to a recent online article For Most, Diet and Exercise Alone Not Sufficient Obesity Treatment Method, Top Journal Says by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) it says that diet and exercise alone is not sufficient in the treatment of obesity.
“New commentary published in the journal Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, claims that once people develop obesity it’s next to impossible for people return to a healthy weight without bariatric surgery. It says bariatric surgery is the only available treatment to show long-term effectiveness.
Christopher N. Nolan, a clinical psychologist from Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, whose research focuses on obesity prevention and treatment for adolescents said “the average adult with sustained obesity has less than a 1% chance” of returning to and maintaining a healthy body weight without surgery. “
Dr. Fowler believes that it’s about time we realize that obesity is not a lifestyle choice. It is a multifactorial biologic condition independent of the flawed thinking that people just need to exercise more and eat less. Bariatric surgery is still underutilized despite significant evidence that it is the most effect treatment in obesity.
To read the full article visit ASMBS online.