One after the other, the European Obesity Day on 19th May followed by the World Obesity Day on 23 May, shines a spotlight on the illness that is “obesity”. Some may contest these repeat events. In my view, any position, any event that raises awareness is welcome, as is information given about life hygiene rules including diet,
Does pregnancy after obesity surgery come with conditions?
Scientific studies are reassurin about the results of pregnancies after obesity surgery, with no notable risk of congenital malformations, with the exception of a few cases of neural tube defects due to folic acid deficiencies (vitamin B9), neonatal haematological and neurological disorders (vitamin B12 deficiencies) and eye complications (vitamin A).
The press has reported, specialists have given their opinion… The various studies on bariatric surgery with 20 years and more of hindsight, few and far between indeed, seem to concur. And the least we can say is that initial enthusiasm has sometimes been disappointed.
A recent article* deals once again with the success rates of various surgical techniques,
Following surgery, psychological care is essential to prevent relapse
Paris, 23 May 2016 – Surgical treatment for severe or morbid obesity is unlikely to be successful in the medium and long term, if the psychological causes, 80%-90% responsible for the disease are not also treated, says Dr Jean-Yves Le Goff, visceral surgeon specialising in obesity surgery,