DESTROY THE SYSTEM FROM WITHIN: UK: Super-obese young Brits will ‘bankrupt’ NHS – study.

A report from the National Bariatric Surgery Registry drew on information from over 18,000 weight-loss operations in the UK. It found that increasing numbers of under-25s are requiring complicated weight-loss surgery, and that those in need are becoming increasingly overweight.

Richard Welbourn, consultant surgeon and chairman of the National Bariatric Surgery Registry, said the ongoing pandemic of dangerously obese young people imposes a threat to the finances of the NHS.

However, having surgery “cost-effectively improves the health of obese patients,” he said.

So it turns out that this is all about more money for bariatric surgeons. Nice.

There are, however, cheaper alternatives to surgery.

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