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Helping obese patients lose weight

Sue McArdle, RNPractice Nurse, Gedling Primary Care Trust, NottinghamOver half of women and about two-thirds of men are overweight. One in five adults in England is now clinically obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of more than 30kg/m2, a figure that has trebled in the past 20 years (National Audit Office, 2001).

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