OEN UK has created a new Professional Steering Group to determine the charity’s strategic direction.
An international team of researchers has discovered why people with a variation of the FTO gene that affects one in six of the population are 70 per cent more likely to become obese.
A freedom of information (FOI) request made to all NHS commissioning groups (CCGs) shows that several have adopted policies which attempt to ration weight loss surgery to the super-obese, and ignore official advice on who should be eligible for surgery.
An eye-opening documentary from the BBC featuring Professor Rachel Batterham, Professor of Obesity, Diabetes & Endocrinology, University College London, explores the bias in healthcare provision to obese people.
We know that bariatric surgery leads to weight loss and reduces type 2 diabetes – but until now we haven’t really known about why.