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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.

bar′i·at′ric adj.
bar′i·a·tri′cian (-ə-trĭsh′ən) n.


(ˌbær iˈæ trɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
a branch of medicine that deals with the control and treatment of obesity and allied diseases.
[1965–70; < Greek bár(os) weight (compare baro-) + -iatrics]
bar`i•at′ric, adj.
bar`i•a•tri′cian (-əˈtrɪʃ ən) n.
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The results provide another example of the DNA-altering effects of weight loss surgery.
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A Freedom of Information request by the Western Mail showed fewer than 10% of those referred for weight loss surgery in Wales received NHS funding over the past two years.
Take your time choosing a program - A good-quality program will tell you up front about the different options for weight loss surgery and the post-operative work - exercise and changes in diet - required for each option.
The results showed that while only 8 percent of the Roux-en-Y patients developed kidney stones, they were nearly twice as likely to get this condition as the patients with similar characteristics who didn't have weight loss surgery.
Mannur is in complete support of NHS guidelines which advise doctors to suggest weight loss surgery for people who suffer from type 2 diabetes and have a BMI of more than 30.
Prior to this surgery, the authors said the youngest child to have weight loss surgery was a five-year-old from Saudi Arabia, although it was recently reported a four-year-old boy had also undergone LSG in India.