JUST 3 for each cent of obese older people bought aid to trim down from the NHS, research has uncovered.
Only 56,783 out of the 1.8 million formally identified gained treatment involving 2007 and 2020.
And just 3,701 — just one for every cent — had slimming surgery.
There are more than ten million overweight adults in, the NHS claims — with specialists predicting that will rise to 42 million by 2040.
Dr Karen Coulmon, of Bristol College, who did the research, reported: “Access to bodyweight administration has not improved in excess of the very last 10 many years, inspite of being overweight charges continuing to rise.
“Bodyweight administration interventions in England have to have improvement.”
Tam Fry, of the Nationwide Obesity Forum, stated: “We require to educate people how not to come to be overweight in the very first area.”
Folks with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or increased qualify for the ops – between 18 and 25 is wholesome.
The research, in the journal Plos Medicine, also flagged “marked regional differences” with people in the West Midlands and London most very likely to get assist.