Surgery can be an option for extreme cases of obesity. Such a drastic action would be used to reduce the rate of heart problems, high blood pressure, sleep apnea or diabetes. There are two major types of surgery associated with obesity: Restrictive Banding Procedures, where parts of the stomach is closed off in order to restrict the amount of food that can be consumed, and Malabsorption Bypass Procedures, in which parts of the intestine are bypassed, restricting the amount of food that can be absorbed.
A report published in The American Journal of Medicine (AJM) lends additional support to the discovery that people who receive bariatric surgery have a suicide rate that is greater than the average. This is not to imply that weight-loss surgery itself is a catalyst to suicide, because there is no convincing evidence to support this. The…