Worrying Diet Trend

Thursday 24th June 2010

Indulging to excess may sound like the way not to diet but a shocking new report has revealed that overweight women are willing to pile on the pounds in order to benefit from NHS funded weight loss surgery. The research shows that up to a third of women would strive to become morbidly obese in a bid to qualify for slimming surgery.

A survey conducted by the Good Surgeon Guide found that 32% of women would eat to excess in order to have a free gastric band procedure and 28% of women would claim to be 'depressed' in order to get a free nose job. Overall, 6 out of every 10 women would happily go under the knife - if the NHS was footing the bill.

Experts have expressed deep concern that women would rather turn to 'quick fix' but potentially harmful and invasive surgeries rather than lose weight, steadily and healthily, through a combinations of diet and exercise. Medical professionals warn that this worrying trend could cause doctors to introduce strict guidelines that ensure that people are only offered weight loss surgery after proving that they have significantly reduced their daily calorie intake in order to lose weight.


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