Keith Billington
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UK sees rise in weight-loss surgery

More patients are having weight-loss surgery, according to new figures from the National Bariatric Surgery Registry.

The report, which includes information on more than 18,000 weight-loss operations in 137 UK hospitals between 2010 and 2013, suggests nearly 40% of under-25s who have weight-loss surgery in the UK are classified as super-obese.

Surgeons say this is evidence of "a clear failure of strategies to prevent weight gain in young people".

Health correspondent Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 10 Nov 2014
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