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Should obesity be treated?

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 29 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1157
  1. A P G Lake,
  2. E G N Williams

    Obesity is an anaesthetic risk EDITOR, - Peter C Rubin's commentary on the two articles on whether obesity should be treated gives the wrong message.1 Leaving appreciable obesity uncorrected not only creates cardiovascular risk factors but denies to the patient the future benefits of weight loss and has other adverse consequences.

    The recently published triennial report on maternal mortality makes interesting reading.2 The occurrence of only four …

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