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Weight loss

Over 20% of the UK adult population are considered Obese - with almost 35% of the population being considered overweight.

This is an increasing problem, with serious consequences:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer

To name but a few.

What is being overweight?

Use this BMI calculator to work out your BMI.


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BMI Calculator (C) 2008 BMICalculator.me

BMI stands for Mody Mass Index - and is used by doctors to get a feel for whether you are at a healthy weight. It is a calculation performed on your height and weight that gives an indication of how much fat you are carrying around. It is not very accurate in bodybuilders, or very tall people!

What treatments are available?

In the UK, the only current licensed pharmaceutical treatment is Xenical.

Xenical 120mg Capsules Xenical

Xenical is taken up to three times a day, and reduces the number of calories that you absorb through fat in your diet.

Accomplia and Reductil were available until recently, but they had safety issues and were removed from the UK market. Under no circumstances should you purchase these products.

Xenical can be extremely successful in aiding patients to lose weight - along with a support package and advice.

Healthy weight loss is about changing your diet and lifestyle - click here for the NHS guide to weight loss.

How can I obtain treatment with Xenical?

If your BMI is in the overweight range, then click to start an online consultation for Xenical.