Tag Archives: BMI

The new moderation

So, New Year, New You – time to give up booze, start a new exercise regime, cut out the chocolate and decide 2013 is the year you will finally get fit, yes? Actually, maybe not. I’m not a big fan of banning things, or cutting out what you enjoy completely (except tobacco – there’s really […]

Why spend NHS money on weight loss surgery?

I listened to a fascinating debate on The Today Programme this morning, about whether NHS resources should be spent on surgery to aid weight loss, for people deemed ‘morbidly obese’. For these people, who have a BMI of 40 or over, their extra weight is an immediate threat to their health. They are at risk […]