Gastric Bypass Surgery is a Good Option for Obese Children

by Savitha C Muppala on February 21, 2013 at 12:39 PM
 Gastric Bypass Surgery is a Good Option for Obese Children

An eminent professor, Dr David Haslam, head of the National Obesity Forum has revealed the positives of offering gastric bypass surgery on the NHS, for child victims of obesity, as it can help them lead healthier lives as well as improve life expectancy.

According to him, not many children are being offered gastric bypass surgery on the NHS. This is a good measure to take rather than increasing the tax on fizzy drinks or reducing the number of fast food takeaways.


According to NHS data, one out of three children is fat. Obesity brings on a host of diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Asthma, joint pains and blood pressure is also on the increase among obese children.

The health service is also coughing up more than £5.1billion a year on treating illnesses linked to obesity - such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

Source: Medindia
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