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Obesity expert Dr Nadim Haboubi says more NHS resources needed

Wales' obesity "epidemic" is so bad that it lags just behind world leader the USA and it is getting worse, a prominent obesity doctor has warned.

Dr Nadim Haboubi said a lack of NHS resources in Wales meant thousands of people were missing out on essential surgery and community help.

He told BBC Radio Wales' Peter Johnson that the NHS in England intervened earlier to prevent related health issues such as diabetes.

The Welsh government said health boards were deciding where to focus resources.

Welsh obesity 'just behind USA'

  • 31 Aug 2012