Sat May 29, 2004
By Patricia Reaney
PRAGUE (Reuters) - The fattening of the rich world has sparked a surge in demand for surgery to help people lose weight, a European specialist said on Saturday.
Most people can drop excess pounds or kilos through exercise, eating less or medication, but for the most obese and people suffering a weight-related disease, this may not suffice.
Dr Martin Fried, of the Laparoscopic-Obesity Treatment Hospital in Prague, told a medical conference more patients are opting for surgery to cure their obesity.