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How does the bariatric surgery promote weight loss?

Surgical procedures promote weight loss by controlling the intake of food. Obesity is the result of poor eating patterns. Some theories claim that obesity is genetic or caused by issues with the ovaries or the thyroid, or even environmental factors. But, the bottom line is obesity is caused by an imbalance of caloric intake. The person eats more calories than he or she expends in energy in a day.
So by operating on the stomach, we control calories by limiting food intake. The procedures help people lose weight by either controlling the amount of food consumed or both the amount and type of food consumed, depending on the type of surgery performed.  

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