Half the World Expected to be Obese by 2035

Obesity is becoming an epidemic across the world. A report by the World Obesity Federation predicts that more than half the world’s population will be overweight or obese by 2035. Currently, one third of the people in the world are considered overweight or obese.

America is not far off from reaching the 50% total. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, almost 42% of Americans are currently considered overweight or obese. Obesity is a serious medical condition that can lead to a range of health problems.

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Joint pain
  • Depression

What is Causing Obesity to Rise?

Obesity is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths worldwide. The report urges countries to develop national action plans to prevent and treat obesity before it’s too late.

Researchers say globally, obesity rates have been going up due to:

  • An increased intake of energy-dense foods that are high in fat and sugars.
  • Physical inactivity due to the increasingly sedentary nature of many forms of work,
    changing modes of transportation, and increasing urbanization.

Bariatric Surgery Equals Long-Term Weight-Loss

Bariatric surgery can be a powerful tool in the fight against obesity. It helps people lose weight long-term, improve their health, and have a positive impact on their overall well-being.

Another benefit of bariatric surgery is that it can have a rippled effect on those around weight- loss patients. Studies have shown that when one person in a family undergoes bariatric surgery, other family members are more likely to make lifestyle changes and lose weight as well.

Donna lost 133 pounds after her weight-loss surgery with New York Bariatric Group, her success story inspired many of her friends and even her own daughter to explore bariatric surgery. “I have referred five people to NYBG including my own daughter who will be going through her own journey.”

New York Bariatric Group is a leader in weight-loss surgery and has helped thousands of people lose weight and keep it off long-term. Many patients have also experienced improvements with their diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, joint pain and sleep apnea.

Colleen had long-term weight-loss surgery with NYBG, and not only did she lose 127 pounds, her health improved tremendously. “Prior to my weight loss surgery, I had hypertension, hypothyroidism, I was pre-diabetic and depressed. After having my surgery, I can proudly say that I'm no longer pre-diabetic.”

Start your Weight-Loss Journey with NYBG

NYBG is here to help you start your successful weight-loss journey.

Bariatric surgery is a safe, effective long-term weight-loss solution that helps thousands of
people lose weight and keep it off. Many studies show that patients maintain 50% to 70% loss
of excess weight 10+ years after bariatric surgery.

We’re the best practice around and our numbers prove it:

  • Over 30 surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, plastic surgery, veins, and medical
    weight loss.

  • 36,000 successful procedures performed with more every day
  • The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
  • Since 2000, we boast over 20 years of success!
  • 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients

All of our hospitals are Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited facilities, which is a prestigious designation bestowed upon only the top quality bariatric programs.

Stop waiting; start achieving better health today. Together, we’ve got this!

New York Bariatric Group is implementing and enforcing strict guidelines put out by the Center of Disease Control and the Department of Health in order to keep our staff and patients safe.

We are offering in-person and virtual consultations to ensure that everyone is able to get the information and care they deserve without feeling pressure to leave their home.

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Half the World Expected to be Obese by 2035


Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

Listen to Thomas’ testimonial


Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my lif