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Surging Obesity Rates Drives Demand for Bariatric (Obesity) Surgical Devices, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Date:7/23/2014

San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 23, 2014

Follow us on LinkedIn – A global health crisis, obesity is reaching pandemic proportions in both developed and developing countries alike. Rising income levels, increasing affluence, changing lifestyles and dietary habits, growing preference for processed food, and sedentary lifestyles present key factors fuelling the increase in obesity. Though not regarded a disease by itself, obesity is known to increase the risk of chronic health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular risks as well as cancer. The condition is also known to significantly enhance the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cancer, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, and chronic musculoskeletal problems, among others. Surgical intervention as a means to treat obesity is gaining in popularity, particularly for morbidly obese patients. Government focus on reducing costs associated with obesity-related healthcare is also benefiting the acceptance bariatric surgeries. Increasing availability of clinical data supporting the safety of bariatric surgical procedures and their long-term efficacy in reducing weight and minimizing risk of co-morbidities, is helping drive patient acceptance of bariatric surgical treatment.

As stated by the new market research report on Bariatric (Obesity) Surgical Devices, the United States represents the largest regional market worldwide supported by a large base of obese pop
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