Weight Loss Surgeries at Their Peak in England
This is a study that was paid by the Britain’s National Institute of Health Research and they do not know whether to feel good about the results or to start worrying. While from 238 weight loss surgeries in 2000 they got to 2,543 in 2007, a lot of money was put into this. However, when health is involved it is no longer the issue about money, is about a population that seems to be getting fatter and fatter and this is not a healthy country to live in.
Faiz believes that this increase in surgeries will keep growing as this is what the trends seem to announce. The study indicates that the vast majority of the people that actually appealed to weight loss surgery were women and they were in their 40ies. As for the risks that these surgeries
implied, it was not big and a mere 1 % of dying after one year was reached.
While some believe that as long as there are surgeries, they can eat peacefully as they will have the possibility of performing this surgery, some are getting very concerned of the obesity problem that the country is dealing with.
Tam Fry, the spokesman for the National Obesity Forum believes that, this should be an alarming sign as people have gotten too fat too fast: “The fat are getting fatter and fatter and the gap between the healthy and the very unhealthy is growing,” Fry said, warning that paying for more weight loss surgeries would be a huge burden for the British government.
He as well states that more emphasis should be put on making an anti obesity plan, before weight loss surgeries do not transform themselves into an indispensable thing.11