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Do Many People Qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?

Nearly 5 percent of the U.S. population, or about 10 million people, meet the criteria for weight loss surgery, including those with a BMI (body mass index) of 40 or greater and those with a BMI of 35 or greater with severe health complications. 

Millions of Americans have found that diet, exercise and medications alone are not sufficient to deal with their excess weight. Years of failed dieting and serial weight gain and loss often change a person’s metabolism, making it more difficult to lose weight and keep it off.


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