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Why the outrage over gastric bands?

The tabloid press was outrage by the possibility┬áthat ‘TWO MILLION obese Brits‘ could be offered bariatric┬ásurgery, after NICE guidelines recommended┬áthat weight loss procedures should be offered to people with diabetes and a BMI of over 35. The story was front-page news, with lurid estimates of the potential cost. But why the outrage? Leaving aside the […]