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Obesity and nutrition

More routine malnutrition screening in COPD patients needed, says guidance

The role of nutrition needs to be given greater priority in managing patients with COPD, say the authors of updated guidance.

CCG delays surgery in obese patients in move that ‘risks opioid dependency’

A decision by a CCG to delay operations for obese patients by six months has been heavily criticised by a leading GP who has warned it will increase opioid use and dependency.