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Obesity Surgical Experts Promote Bariatric Surgery

Posted Aug 31 2010 12:00am

There are currently over one million people in the UK suffering with severe and complex obesity (defined by NICE as a BMI of over 40 or between 35 and 40 if suffering from other significant disease) and the management of this obesity epidemic is currently costing the NHS around £4.2 billion, with indirect healthcare and societal costs estimated at around £16 billion; figures which have been predicted to more than double by 2050.

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