Woman's Hour presenter Jenni Murray
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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