SCOTLAND’S health boards have shelled out at least £7 million giving more than 1000 morbidly obese people weight loss surgery in just five years, according to new figures revealed today.

Scotland’s 14 health boards have been deluged by an increasing number of patients – a total of 1070 in the last five years – requiring surgical intervention to help them lose weight at a massive cost to taxpayers.

Reported by the Edinburgh Evening News. You can read the full story here. 

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