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Scots GPs say obesity is not our problem

Scottish GPs are ignoring Government obesity guidelines as they believe it is a social and environmental problem, not a medical one.

Backed by the BMA, Glasgow and Lothian LMCs are refusing to run weight-loss clinics.

Dr Colin Guthrie, a Glasgow GP, said he knew from running such a clinic that doctors cannot cure obesity.

He said: 'We can't affect population change. The Government shouldn't expect it of us.'

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