NHS anti-obesity plans could lead to sharp rise in gastric band surgery

NHS anti-obesity plans could lead to sharp rise in gastric band surgery
 

Nice is proposing lowering the body mass index threshold for considering gastric band surgery in cases of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA More than 800,000 additional people could be considered for gastric bands or other surgery to restrict their eating under fresh NHS draft guidelines.
The guidance from Nice, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, aims to help the soaring numbers of people with type 2 diabetes. About 10% of the NHS budget is spent on dealing with diabetes, with type 2 – sometimes genetic but usually linked to a person being... read more

 
11 July 2014 in Health, Views: 25
Source: Guardian
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