Should the Criteria for Bariatric Surgery be Changed?

Recent studies suggest that the weight-loss surgery may be effective for people with pre-diabetes and who dont meet the BMI requirements.

Bariatric surgery is considered a last-ditch effort to help morbidly obese individuals lose weight and reverse the progression of diabetes. Studies in recent years have shown that the weight-loss surgery is an effective approach, though the criteria for patients to undergo the treatment may be excluding others who could benefit from the operation.
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