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Obesity hospitalisations and operations soar in England

The number of people admitted to hospital in England due to their obesity has tripled in five years, while the number of publicly-funded bariatric procedures has increased almost ninefold over the same period, according to new government figures.

Latest EU obesity figures released

At the recent IFSO-European Chapter meeting in Barcelona, Dr Vincenzo Borrelli, Humanitas Gavazzeni, Unit of Bariatric Surgery, Bergamo, Italy, and Monica Giuffrè and Giuseppe Marinari with Dr Dario Buono, from the European Commission (Eurostat, Quality Methodology and Research, Luxembourg), presented the most recent data on levels of obesity in European Union (2008/09). More specifically, they analysed differences among gender, age and educational level of citizens across the EU Member States on a harmonised basis. 

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