Number of health issues affect obesity

19 May 2015

According to the latest figures from the World Health Organisation, nearly three-quarters of British men and two-thirds of women will be overweight by 2030. However, new expert opinion suggests maintaining a healthy weight relies on a number of health issues.

Some of the UK's leading experts on the matter are meeting at the Plymouth Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Symposium to discuss their work in this field. Entitled "New Ideas and Controversies in Obesity", their report highlights some of the main areas of concern.

The potential appropriateness, for some people, of bariatric surgical solutions as a primary approach to treating diabetes will be one of the issues covered during the expert-led discussion.

They will also look at the latest ideas and developments in important clinical trials, as well as whether obesity can be considered a psychological disorder and the challenges ahead for implementing the latest NICE guidance.

Posted by Phillip Briggs

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