Morbid Obesity

Some articles on morbid obesity, obesity:

Gastric Bypass Diet - Surgical Indications
... Gastric bypass is indicated for the surgical treatment of morbid obesity, a diagnosis which is made when the patient is seriously obese, has been unable to achieve ... In the past, serious obesity was interpreted to mean weighing at least 100 pounds (45 kg) more than the "ideal body weight", an actuarially determined body weight at ... lifestyle and eating habits, and to achieve effective and permanent management of their obesity and eating behavior ...

Famous quotes containing the word morbid:

    Man could not live if he were entirely impervious to sadness. Many sorrows can be endured only by being embraced, and the pleasure taken in them naturally has a somewhat melancholy character. So, melancholy is morbid only when it occupies too much place in life; but it is equally morbid for it to be wholly excluded from life.
    Emile Durkheim (1858–1917)