Bariatric Surgery

Surgery Is Not the Answer to Obesity

Rivkie Baum | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

Rather than championing dangerous and butchering weight loss procedures - which by the way are offered privately without any mental health assessments or help - shouldn't we be asking for a long term solution to better our health not 'fixing' a 'problem' that wont go away unless tackled at the root cause?

When Did We Become a Nation of Quick Fix Fanatics?

Rivkie Baum | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

The latest in quick fix diets, this pill, once swallowed and inflated is the latest mini gastric balloon. It's being hailed as a miracle pill - but really isn't it just vanity gone mad? The pill is designed for people a stone overweight. You know, the kind of people who could tweak their diet a bit and maybe hit the gym for an extra day a week in order to lose 'that' stone.

Fat Tax, Fat Chance, All Things Fall on Lean Times!

Pratik Sufi | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Pratik Sufi

In the UK, as the obesity rates soar and healthcare costs rise, the government is contemplating putting a "fat tax" on food in England. Will this succeed in encouraging people to make healthy choices or will it drive them to buy cheaper, lower quality foods?

New Year - Same Old Nonsense About Obesity

Angela Meadows | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Meadows

No intervention for obesity has been proven to produce clinically significant and sustainable weight loss in the medium- to long-term. Not diet, not exercise, not behavioural interventions, not even bariatric surgery.

Bloating Bill: Junk Food Lover Wants £35K Cosmetic Surgery On NHS

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Tax-payers face a bloated bariatric surgery bill from Laura Ripley, a 28-year-old from Hastings whose weight-loss operations have become cause for con...