n. a specific branch of medicine that zeroes in on the causes of being obese or overweight. It also focuses on how obesity can be prevented and treated through changes in diet, exercise, and behavior.

BARIATRICS: "Thanks to bariatrics, we now have safer and better approaches to healthy weight loss."
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