Obesity

Browse obesity news, education and analysis by obesity subsections - medical treatments and bariatric surgery.

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Obesity - the single biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking

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Patients 'welcome' weight loss interventions from their GP, study shows

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'Weak' childhood obesity strategy criticised by GPs

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GPC 'totally opposed' to proposed QOF target for recording BMI of all adult patients

Medical treatments

Obesity complicates case of osteoarthritis

An elderly patient with increasing hip and knee pain was unsuitable for surgery,...

Bariatric surgery

Exclusive: Obese patients denied surgery by NHS rationing
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Exclusive: Obese patients denied surgery by NHS rationing

NHS England is imposing restrictions to bariatric surgery that go beyond NICE guidance,...

Bariatric surgery cuts long-term mortality risk in middle-aged patients

Bariatric surgery cuts long-term mortality risk in middle-aged patients

Obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery have a 53% lower risk of dying from...

Obesity: clinical review
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Obesity: clinical review

How to classify obesity, and when and how to initiate further treatment, such as...

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