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Rishi Singhal

UK’s plans to tackle obesity in light of increased COVID risk

Reading Time: 3 minutes In recent weeks we have seen the link between obesity and an increased risk of death from Coronavirus. In addition, the Prime Minister and Health Secretary have both made comments recently to the effect that they want to implement plans to treat the nation’s obesity problem. As we outlined in our recovery strategy, this government will invest in preventive and personalised solutions to ill health,

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Gastric band

Can I get a gastric band on the NHS?

Reading Time: 5 minutes You are unlikely to get a gastric band on the NHS, unless you have a very high BMI and/or obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes

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Are gastric bands safe? Lisa lost 6 stone with a band
Gastric band

Are gastric bands safe?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Gastric band surgery is proven to be an extremely safe procedure, with mortality rates reported to be around 0.5%. It’s a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure and patients can almost always return home on the same day.

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Health

High Blood Pressure and Weight Loss

Reading Time: 3 minutes There is a close association between high blood pressure and obesity. On this page, we provide information on the increased risk of obesity poses and

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Health

Your Healthier Christmas Recipe Book

Reading Time: < 1 minute Christmas is a time of giving, reflection and spending time with the people we love the most. But it wouldn’t be the same without the

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Health

What is prediabetes?

Reading Time: 2 minutes There is a lot of discussion about prediabetes – what it is, is it a disease at all and what should people do about it.

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General obesity

Do I Have Diabetes?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Diabetes is a subject which continues to pop up frequently in the news. It’s no secret that diabetes is hugely linked to obesity, and figures

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