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Fat is a medical issue

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 16 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:144
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. BMJ

    The Royal College of Physicians has come out in favour of using drugs to combat obesity in certain circumstances. In an up-dated version of its 1997report on the clinical management of overweight and obese patients, the college supports the use of drugs to treat obesity in adults with a body mass index of >30 …

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