NHS obesity and type 2 diabetes programme helping patients lose over 8 pounds

Part of a raft of National Health Services (NHS) measures which aim to support people to prevent or reduce incidence of type 2 diabetes and obesity, the
NHS Digital Weight Management Programme has emerged as a beacon of success in the battle against obesity, with a recent study showcasing its effectiveness in
aiding weight loss among participants.

According to research published in The Obesity Journal, the programme has garnered significant traction, with over 63,000 individuals referred in its inaugural year.

Encouragingly, half of those referred opted to enroll in the service, highlighting its appeal and accessibility.

Among the 14,000 participants who completed the 12-week programme between April 2021 and March 2022, a notable average weight loss of 3.9kg (equivalent to 8.59lbs)
was achieved.

Even among those who did not complete the programme, an average weight loss of 2.2kg (approximately 4.85lbs) was observed.