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Eight out of ten women would prefer surgery to diet and exercise to lose weight

Posted Mar 15 2010 11:50am

Weight It may seem drastic but a recent poll of British men and women found that surgery (and not diet and exercise) is the most popular weight loss method.

As you may well be aware extra weight is the enemy of endurance sports, but many endurance athletes would certainly think twice before undergoing surgery to lose weight.

However that many not be the case with the British public because according to the British Newspaper the Telegraph :

"Asked how they would like to lose excess weight, liposuction was the most popular with women (34 per cent), followed by gastric bypass (26 per cent) and cutting calories (14 per cent).

Eight per cent would opt for a tummy tuck while just 2 per cent said they would exercise more and 6 per cent would combine diet and exercise.

Overall, 26 per cent of women said they never exercise and would rather endure the discomfort of surgery than visit a gym once a week.

The survey was carried out among 1,305 members of the public on behalf of the website "

Meanwhile many Bristish men regarded surgery as the "lazy option" according to the Telegraph story.

Most men (63 per cent) regarded surgery as ''the lazy option'' but just 7 per cent would cut calories to drop excess pounds, with only 7 per cent combining diet and exercise.

''The nation certainly needs to get healthier; however we also need to get fitter," said Christiana Clogg, owner of The Good Surgeon Guide

''Surgery may be a quick fix and give great results, but it doesn't always improve underlying health or psychological issues, she added. 

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