Currently, obesity is one of the most common diseases in the world, both in adults and children. That is why laparoscopic weight loss surgery has become a highly demanded treatment in recent years. It is estimated that more than 50% of adults in the European Union suffer from obesity or overweight, as indicated by a study published by ‘ United European Gastroenterology ‘.
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OBESITY AND ULTRA-PROCESSED FOODS
A truly alarming figure that, according to experts, will increase in the coming years. In this way, obesity and being overweight have become two of the great challenges facing public health today. Diseases that significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer, especially in men. In addition, almost 75% of obese adults have fatty liver.
Regarding childhood obesity, it is notably higher in southern European countries. One of the main causes is that in recent years the Mediterranean diet, one of the healthiest in the world, has been replaced by the consumption of ultra-processed foods: industrial pastries, frozen pre-cooked dishes, potato chips, etc.
This type of food is produced in the vast majority of cases by large multinationals and they are very simple and fast to consume since the preparation they require is minimal. However, they account for up to 50% of the necessary daily caloric intake. That is why it is so important to reduce the consumption of ultra-processed foods from childhood. There are those who even demand the prohibition of the production of products with trans fats, which increase the levels of bad cholesterol. To greatly avoid suffering from diseases such as obesity and being overweight, it is advisable to increase the consumption of healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains.
If you are interested in this type of operation, at Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery we will be happy to offer you help and advice. Since 1992 we have carried out more than 1,500 interventions by the hand of a team made up of endocrinologists, nutritionists, surgeons and other specialists.