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Obese people deserve surgical treatment, too | Richard Welbourn

Britain has the most obese people in western Europe, yet fewer of them get gastric operations than in other countries. We need to stop judging and start treating them• Richard Welbourn is a bariatric surgeonOne in four people in the UK suffer with obesity. Severe and complex obesity is a lifelong condition associated with many major medical problems, the costs of which threaten to bankrupt the NHS. The major ailment caused by obesity – type 2 diabetes – is linked to shorter life expectancy, decreased quality of life and increased...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Wednesday, 11 October