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Bariatric trauma 

Bariatric trauma
Bariatric trauma

Jason Smith

, Ian Greaves

, and Keith M Porter

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date: 20 January 2022

Introduction 542

Key points 545

Further reading 545

Obesity is defined by the World Health Organization as:

abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health.

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is frequently used to define obesity and is calculated by a patient's weight (kg)/the square of their height (m). Normal BMI ranges from 18.5 to 25. A BMI of 25–30 is considered overweight and obesity is defined as a BMI of more that 30. Morbid obesity is defined as a BMI of 40 or greater....

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