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Weight loss surgery: Up to two million could benefit

17 January 2014 Last updated at 07:00 GMT

Up to two million people in England could be eligible for weight loss surgery according to a new study.

Nearly 8,000 NHS operations were performed last year and the researchers say that given the benefits of the treatment, many more could be done.

Bariatric surgery, such as the fitting of gastric bands, can cut the risk of death from obesity-related problems such as heart disease and diabetes.

Dominic Hughes reports.