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Should the NHS cut surgery for obese people?

The NHS would regret the cost of limiting treatment for obesity, a group of surgeons said today.

According to a report, patients with severe obesity face premature death, disease and disability which could be prevented or eliminated by surgery.

Research by the National Bariatric Surgery Registry (NBSR) found obesity surgery treats a range of life-threatening diseases, including achieving an 86% reduction in the number of patients with type 2 diabetes.