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Weight gain develops when food intake exceeds the energy expenditure of the body over time (usually many years). The process of regulating the energy balance is complex and very tightly regulated. Several hundred genes have been identified to influence body weight and many hormones have been discovered to stimulate food intake and affect hunger signals.

The epidemic of obesity is already having a major effect on the population's health. As many as one billion individuals worldwide may be overweight or obese.

Obesity is not necessarily caused by over eating. Over weight may be due to imbalance in the body hormones. When considering treatment for weight problems therefore, consultation with a GP or Medical Consultant should always be undertaken first.

We hope our website can help you to decide whether surgery is appropriate for you, to understand the different types of surgery that are available and to discover how weight loss surgery may affect your lifestyle and eating habits in the long term.