Medical Aspects of Morbid Obesity

  • Lyn Howard
  • John Story Jenks


In 1963 Payne and DeWind coined the term “morbid” obesity to draw attention to the life-threatening consequences of being 100%, or more than 100 lb, above average body weight.1 Because obesity, particularly of this magnitude, has proved very resistant to medical management, radical surgical treatment seems justified.


Morbid Obesity Obese Subject Brown Adipose Tissue Rest Metabolic Rate Lean Subject 
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