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Radical surgery no magic fix for obesity

Nov 21, 2018 - Australian Financial Review

As Australians grow heavier, so does the market for weight-loss surgery. While this surgery may look like a quick and easy solution for obesity, there is no magic. It is disruptive, and making it work requires a lifelong commitment that many people can't sustain.

It is also stigmatised. Although obesity is really a chronic illness, it is commonly perceived as a moral failing, with many people regarding surgery as a cop-out.

Known as bariatric surgery from "bari", a Greek word for wei...