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GPs should monitor the use of anti-obesity drug, study suggests

GPs are prescribing the anti-obesity drug orlistat in line with NICE recommendations, but many patients are being left on the drug even if they fail to lose any weight, say researchers.

Nearly a quarter of adults in England are obese, with figures on the rise for both adults and children.

The Foresight report, a scientific report used to guide government policy, has predicted that by 2025, nearly half of men and over a third of women will be obese. More ….