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Why Do Obese Men Get Bariatric Surgery Far Less Than Women?

Obesity is a looming problem all around the world 1. As the problem gets worse, it is now viewed as a “global epidemic2.” In recent years, bariatric surgery has shown promise and hope for obese individuals. Besides reducing weight, it offers a spectrum of benefits for obese patients with diabetes and other metabolic disorders. While obesity affects both men and women at the same rate, only 20% of men undergo bariatric surgery. This dif...
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