Obese people in Wales 'denied' life saving treatment

Obese people in Wales are being denied access to life saving treatments, a leading group of surgeons has said.

The British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society has said morbidly obese people have been told to gain weight to qualify for bariatric surgery.

It voiced its concerns to the Welsh government's health and social care committee. The Welsh government said new criteria for surgery would be introduced soon following a review in 2013. The latest government figures show 59% of adults in Wales are classed as overweight or obese.

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