Understanding bariatrics

Julie Swann
  • British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, July 2010, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/bjha.2010.4.7.48912

Obesity is a risk factor for several diseases that are major causes of morbidity and mortality.

What is it about?

This article, the first in a series, discusses the differences between people who are overweight, obese or bariatric and explores the ways obesity impacts on a person's health.

Why is it important?

The impact of the increase of being overweight impacts on a person's health. The management of over-sized patients affects service delivery within hospitals, clinics and a person's own home.


Mrs Julie I Swann

Across all age groups throughout most of the developed world, the incidence of overweight and obesity is rising.

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