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Good news for obese UK residents

MedExpress Team

Tomasz Kobosz

Published Feb. 16, 2022 12:59

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A new weapon will to combat excess body weight.

The UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a draft recommendation for the use (and funding by the NHS) of semaglutide to aid weight loss in adults with at least one obesity-related condition (not necessarily diabetes mellitus). 2) and with a BMI ≥ 35 kg/m², and, in certain cases, in people with a BMI in the range of 30–34.9 kg/m².

In addition, the BMI threshold was set slightly lower (by 2.5 kg/m²) for black people or South Asian, Chinese and Caribbean families - in line...

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