E-news: NHS doctors told to not blame obese for condition

Doctors treating obese or overweight patients should be "respectful" and "non-blaming", advice to the NHS says.

The draft guidance is published by NICE, and suggests obese patients be referred to weight-loss programmes, including those run by commercial companies, to help them lose weight.

Obesity increases the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes and costs the NHS more than £5bn each year.

Just over a quarter of adults in England are classed as obese and a further 41% of men and 33% of women as overweight.

Read more at BBC Health