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US and European Bariatric (Obesity) Surgical Devices Industry
Date:12/12/2011

emic Proportions 5

Growing Problem of Obesity in Asia 5

Obesity - Quick Statistics 6

Table 1: Leading Countries by Percentage of Obese Population

(2010) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 7

Table 2: Obesity Rates (%) in OECD Countries (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 8

Table 3: Obese and Overweight & Obese Population in the World

(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Region for US, European

Union, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 9

Table 4: Abdominal Obesity Prevalence (%) by Region and Sex

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 9

Surgery Provides Hope for Morbidly Obese Patients 9

Growing Obesity Prevalence Drives Development of Weight Loss

Therapies 10

3. MARKET DYNAMICS 11

Relevance of Bariatric Surgery in Pediatrics 11

Sleeve Gastrectomy - Challenging the Growth of Banding Procedures 11

Compliance Trends with Physician Advise in Post-Surgery Scenario 12

Recommendation Compliance After Surgery - Weight Loss in

Compliant and Non-Compliant Patients 12

Risk of Bariatric Surgery on Pregnancy 12

Stomaphyx Surgery - Addressing Post-Surgical Complications 13

VBLOC - An Alternative to Bariatric Surgery 13

Endobarrier - An Experimental Device Offers Alternative to

Surgery 13

Competition Intensifies in the Bariatric Surgery Market 13

4. AN INTRODUCTION TO OBESITY 15

Obesity - A Conceptual Definition 15

Childhood Obesity 15

Causes of Obesity 15

Dietary Habits 16

Sedentary Lifestyle 16

Genetic Factors 16

Medical and Psychiatric Illnesses 16

Socioeconomic Factors 17

Diagnosis of Obesity 17

Body Mass Index (BMI) 17

Classification of Obesity as per BMI 17

Classification for Class III Obesity 18

Deriving Body Fat Percentage from BMI 18

Central Obesity 18

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