chapter  10
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Postoperative Nutritional Management of the Bariatric-Surgery Patient

WithGary D. Miller

It is well-recognized that the obesity epidemic is a critical global health issue. Currently, more than 36% of adults and 17% of youth in the United States 1 have a body mass index (BMI) higher than 30.0 kg/m 2 ; globally, 650 million individuals are affected worldwide. 2 Pointedly, addressing the health implications of this condition needs to be a high priority.