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News: NIHR Biomedical Research Centre funded research suggests 2 million people in England may be eligible for surgery to treat obesity

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NIHR Biomedical Research Centre funded research suggests 2 million people in England may be eligible for surgery to treat obesity 

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NIHR Biomedical Research Centre funded research suggests 2 million people in England may be eligible for surgery to treat obesity 

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Carrying out more bariatric surgery procedures would help to reduce obesity-related ill health, the study authors from Imperial College London said, but the NHS may need to invest in more resources to meet demand.

The research, published in JRSM Open, found that 5.4 per cent of the population could be entitled to bariatric surgery.

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21/01/2014 

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21/04/2014 

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