UPDATED: This is the first article ever published in this blog, The original date was October 31st 2012. Since then, over one thousand articles have been published.
The term "bariatric" is a compound word with two Greek roots: [βάρος] (város), meaning "weight" or "pressure", and [γιατρός](giatrós) meaning "doctor, physician, or healer". The adjectival suffix [-ic] means "pertaining to". The term bariatric means "pertaining to weight-related medicine".
Bariatric surgery is on the rise. In the USA, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has accumulated data on obesity since 1985, and has a dedicated area in their website on the topic. The most common bariatric surgery as of 2023-24 is the sleeve gastrectomy, where preservation of the stomach magenstrasse and the incisura angularis is extremely important.
The following animated image is based on the CDC information on obesity trends page and the increase in obesity between the years 1985 until 2010. If you click on this image you will download a PowerPoint presentation with these maps
After 2010 the CDC changed the way they collect and publish yearly trends on Adult Obesity Prevalence, adding information on education, age, race, and ethnicity. The following image is this compound map for 2022. Clicking on the image will take you to the Adult Obesity Prevalence Map page of the CDC.
Here is an Adult Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator presented by the CDC as a community service. The calculator can be used on this article or directly at the Adult BMI calculator page of the CDC. If needed, the CDC also has a BMI Calculator for Children and Teens.
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BMI Calculator For Adults
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