Many problems can contribute to weight gain, including underlying medical conditions, environmental factors, and of course, lifestyle choices. Watch this featured video to hear a bariatric surgeon explain the science behind weight gain.
She discusses the bodily functions that occur, thanks to the energy that calories provide. These include the functions of the heart, brain, and muscles. Many people eat more calories than they use in a given day, and these unused calories are then stored as fat. Fat can be stored centrally in the abdomen, lower in the hips and thighs, and in the liver. It’s often difficult to keep the weight off through lifestyle changes alone, which is why weight loss surgery may be an option for some patients.
Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles and videos. Every patient has individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be aware of.