Obesity is a risk factor for heart disease. People with a Body Mass Index greater than 30 are nearly three times at risk than those with a healthy BMI. Heart disease is one of the main causes of death for obese people.
My experience with my bariatric surgeon's support group is that it was useful in preparing me pre-surgery and for a short-term post-op in managing my new anatomy. However, it did little to educate me on how to maintain lifetime obesity disease management. My surgeon told me, "I do the surgery. The rest is up to you." So, in this series of…