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The answers to the Quiz questions are:

Question 1

Who can have bariatric surgery?

  • People who are at least 100 pounds over ideal body weight
  • People with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher
  • People with a BMI between 35 and 40, along with other obesity related medical problems, such as diabetes, sleep apnea, or high blood pressure
  • All of the above

Answer: All of the above. You may qualify for surgery if you are at least 100 pounds overweight you have a body mass index of 40 or more; OR if you have a BMI between 35 and 40, along with other obesity related medical problems, such as diabetes, sleep apnea, or high blood pressure.

Question 2

True or False: Obesity is only influenced by a person’s behaviors.

Answer: False. Many factors influence obesity including genetics, behavior, and environment.

Question 3

True or False: Obesity is a disease of excess fat storage with a number of associated diseases, known as co-morbidities.

Answer: True. Obesity is a disease of excess fat storage with a number of associated diseases, known as co-morbidities.


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