Weight loss surgery in Shropshire more than trebles

Operations for weight loss such as the fitting of a gastric band or gastric bypass surgery are currently available on the NHS to treat those with potentially life-threatening obesity.

Researchers claim more than two million adults in England could be eligible for weight loss surgery.

Some 8,000 people receive the treatment each year in the UK, but the Imperial College London say more than 5per cent of adults would qualify, which equates to more than 2.1 million people.

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