• Vol. 43 No. 6, 328–330
  • 15 June 2014

Implications of Morbid Obesity and Surgery for the Obese



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Since the dawn of mankind, the survival of the species theory mandates the adaptation of complex mammalian bodies to harsh climates and unfavourable environments. With abundant nutrition, sedentary lifestyle and modern transportation amongst many other comforts of urbanisation, many of the overweight and obese men today would be unrecognisable from the common man in the days of Socrates, Leonardo Da Vinci and even Thomas Edison.

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