September 21st, 2011

Figures release by the NHS this week show a near four-fold increase in the number of young people under 25 receiving weight loss surgery on the NHS. Between 2009 and 2010 a record 210 of the gastric band operations were carried out, compared to just 55 between 2006 and 2007. Of that 210, thirty four were performed on people under 19.

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