Jenni Murray: 'I had 75% of my stomach removed'
In June of this year presenter of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, Jenni Murray, underwent a sleeve gastrectomy - a form of weight-loss surgery - which removed a large section of her stomach.
Since having the operation, she has lost over four stone in weight and her symptoms of type 2 diabetes have gone into remission.
Leading surgeons say the surgery not only drastically reduces a person's weight, but it can have a side-effect on the gut, which causes dangerous sugar levels to return to normal.
Last year the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said people with recent type 2 diabetes diagnoses should be assessed for surgery as soon as possible.
Speaking to Adrian Goldberg for Radio 4's The Report, Jenni Murray says we need to stop moralising about weight-loss surgery, and that a salad and exercise approach to treating obesity does not work for everyone.
21 Oct 2015