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Weight Loss surgery and Obesity in America

The Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) estimate that up to 70% of adults may now be overweight or obese. Obesity rates in the United States are now some of the highest in the world, accounting for up to 120,000 preventable deaths each year.  Approximately $190 billion is spent in added medical expenses per year within the United States. Unfortunately, although obesity is preventable, medical experts do not anticipate a noticeable increase in weight loss any time soon.

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