Study Shows that Obesity Directly Shortens Life Expectancy & Increases Risks of Death

Safe & Successful Bariatric Surgery from New York Bariatric Group Will Extend & Improve Lives For Obese Patients

New Hyde Park, NY – A new study conducted by researchers at the City University of New York reveals data which may surprise the general population, but certainly does not shock the highly experienced team of bariatric surgeons at the New York Bariatric Group. The new study shows that obesity directly leads to shorter life expectancy and increased risks of death.

The study, conducted by Luisa Borrell and Lalitha Samuel, shows that obese adults died 3.7 years earlier from all causes, and 1.7 years earlier as a result of heart disease compared to normal weight adults.

Further, things are worse for middle-aged obese adults, between ages of 45 to 64. Here, obese individuals died a startling 7.1 years earlier from all causes, and 12.8 years earlier from heart disease compared to normal weight middle-aged adults. Obesity was shown to increase the risk of death from all causes, including heart disease, by at least 20 percent.

These important findings are contrary to the opinions of some who believe that obesity merely leads to chronic illness, and the study is an essential piece of evidence showing the great need and benefits of bariatric surgery.

While long-term dieting and exercise may produce significant weight loss, the majority of adults do not see sustained results in this fashion. The alternative, which is far more effective and successful, is bariatric surgery.

Weight loss surgery can lead to quick and dramatic weight loss, as well as maintained results for a lifetime. As a direct result of bariatric surgery, patients can help to reverse type-2 diabetes, decrease high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and live a healthier, longer and more enjoyable life.

The New York Bariatric Group was formed by four of the country’s most experienced and renowned bariatric surgeons. They perform all of the most advanced and safest types of bariatric surgery, including laparoscopic banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and more. NYBG also provides patients with a comprehensive support program.

Call 800-633-THIN to schedule an initial consultation, or visit to learn more about the New York Bariatric Group, their surgeons, and how they help their patients retake control of their lives.

About the New York Bariatric Group

The New York Bariatric Group was formed by four of the country’s leading bariatric surgeons. Together, they provide innovative and successful treatments to fight obesity, including all types of bariatric surgery, such as laparoscopic banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and more. Their surgical team has extensive experience, and NYBG provides an unmatched bariatric program that produces real weight loss success, with patient education, mentorships, support groups, and ongoing assistance with nutrition and post-surgery lifestyle. Visit the New York Bariatric Group online at, or call them at 800-633-THIN.


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.

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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 life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Lost 76lbs

Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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Lost 92lbs

Samantha's success story

I feel like a completely different person.

I had the gastric sleeve procedure. The driving factor behind me getting this procedure was my health. I didn't feel good physically or mentally. I had joint pains, even standing was difficult sometimes. Emotionally, this surgery completely turned my life around. I have so much more confidence. So much more happiness. I feel like a completely different person. I feel stronger. I feel able to accomplish more.

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Lost 99lbs

Eileen's success story

It saved my life.

The driving factor behind me getting my procedure was that I couldn't get up off the floor with my granddaughter. That was my why. That was my big reason for having this surgery done. After surgery, it was a little bit of a struggle with what to eat. What you put in your mouth that you don't even think about. You don't think about what you're eating or how you're eating and portion size. It's what I do now every single day. The procedure has changed my life in so many ways. It saved my life.