Video Info - Season 1 , Episode 20
Obesity is a world wide epidemic, in the U.S. 30% of people are considered obese, 18 million people qualify to have weight loss or bariatric surgery. Homero speaks about a personal journey, launching a low cost program for the underserved.
Patients who undergo a gastric bypass lose 70-80% of their excess weight.rnAn excess body weight of 100 lbs. is a common way to determine if a person is seriously obese. The BMI ( body mass index ) for U.S. measures is: ( weight (lb) / [height in inches]2 ] ) x 703. rnA BMI greater than 30 is used as a quick screening indicator of body fatness.