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What is morbid obesity?

Morbid obesity indicates a BMI of 40 or more, or 35 or more in individuals with high-risk medical conditions such as high blood pressure or Type 2 diabetes. Within the last 25 years, morbid obesity has grown vastly and to a point where 20% of the entire U.S. population (8 million individuals) is obese. Around ten years ago, the National Institute of Health recommended bariatric surgery as an effective approach to losing weight and maintaining weight-loss in the long run for individuals who are severely obese.