About Medical Slimming

Obesity is considered a complex and chronic disease associated with a multitude of complications and life-threatening conditions.

The laws of thermodynamics require that overall energy balance be constantly maintained in living organisms during periods of stable weight. Weight gain results from an imbalance between energy intake and expenditure.

Obesity is not just a cosmetic problem. It is considered a complex and chronic disease associated with a multitude of complications and life-threatening conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, respiratory problems, sleep apnoea, etc.

Overweight and obesity are increasing. The percentage of adults who are obese has roughly doubled since the mid-1980's.

About 46% of men in England and 32% of women are overweight (a body mass index of 25-30 kg/m2), and an additional 17% of men and 21% of women are obese (a body mass index of more than 30 kg/m2).

The cost of obesity to the NHS, currently estimated to be £4.2 billion, is predicted to double by 2050.

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