Startling Prediction: Global Obesity Epidemic by 2035
Weight Loss Surgery is a Viable Treatment Option
Dallas, TX – According to a recent report by the World Obesity Federation (WOF), more than half of the world’s population will be overweight or obese by 2035. This alarming statistic has caused many to seek out viable treatments for obesity, one of which is weight loss surgery.
“Weight loss surgery can be a safe and effective option for those who are struggling with obesity,” said Dr. Nick Nicholson, founder and medical director at Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery in Dallas, Texas. “It can help reduce health risks associated with obesity such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. It can also help improve overall quality of life by reducing joint pain and increasing mobility.”
The World Obesity Federation estimates that there are currently 700 million people living with obesity worldwide. That number is expected to increase to 1 billion in just over a decade if nothing is done to address it now. The authors said they were not blaming individuals, but calling for a focus on the societal, environmental, and biological factors involved in the conditions. The WOF report also found that children will be particularly affected by rising levels of obesity around the world. In low-income countries alone, it is estimated that there will be an additional 58 million children classified as obese or overweight by 2035 if current trends continue unchecked.
While diet and exercise are important factors in maintaining a healthy weight, they may not be enough for those who are severely overweight or obese. In these cases, weight loss surgery may be necessary to achieve significant weight loss and improve health outcomes over time.
Dr. Nicholson notes that there are several different types of bariatric surgeries available today including sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve), Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (gastric bypass), and duodenal switch. Each procedure has its own unique benefits and risks which should be discussed with a qualified healthcare provider before making any decisions about treatment options.
Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery specializes in providing comprehensive care before, during and after bariatric surgery procedures so that their patients can have successful outcomes long-term. They understand how difficult it can be to make lifestyle changes necessary for successful long-term weight management which is why they strive to provide their patients with all the support they need throughout their journey towards better health and wellness.
Considering this recent report from WOF it’s clear that something needs to be done about global obesity rates before they reach an all-time high within the next decade or so. Weight loss surgery may provide an effective solution for those who qualify but it’s important that patients discuss all their options with a qualified healthcare provider before making any decisions about treatment. By taking steps today we may be able to prevent future generations from facing even more severe consequences due to global obesity rates.
About Nicholson Clinic
One of the most experienced weight loss surgeons in the country – Dr. Nick Nicholson – along with a full staff of surgeons, physician assistants, and other experienced clinicians, help patients reverse obesity with Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Balloon and Revisions.