BBC News: Obesity does not reflect lack of willpower – psychologists

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Here’s a really good article from the BBC. They quote a report by psychologists that states that obesity does not reflect a lack of willpower. We’ve been providing evidence for years that obesity is more to do with our genes than our environment/attitude.

This is based on years of working with real life obesity patients in clinic.

At its core obesity is a behavioural issue and its one that most of us face. The evidence is that some people are more genetically challenged than others when it comes to developing and following the behaviours needed to maintain a healthy weight.

If it helps us to move beyond blaming obesitiy on a lack of willpower and reduces the incidence of fat shaming it will have made a positive contribution to the debate.

For now, all of the evidence points to weight loss surgery being the only effective long term treatment for obesity, especially groups with a BMI above 40. Surgery changes the anatomy in a way that enables people to make long term changes to their eating behaviour. No other treatment gets close in terms of weight loss and then maintenance.

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