There are two definitions for a co-morbid condition: the presence of one or more disorder or disease in addition to a primary disorder or disease; or, the presence of a disorder or disease that is caused by or otherwise related to another condition in the same patient. The primary disease of morbid obesity can lead to several co-morbid conditions.
Obesity Treatment Options and Effectiveness28
Results of Five-Year Follow-up
|TREATMENT||WEIGHT LOSS (% OF PATIENTS)|
|Diet and Exercise*||2% to 5%28|
|Bariatric Surgery***||50% to 70%28|
* Success measured as a loss of 10% of initial body weight.
** Weight loss is not maintained once treatment ends.
*** Success measured as a loss of 50% of excess body weight (equivalent to loss of approximately 20% to 25% of initial body weight).