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From diet to surgery: managing obesity

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Reza Aghamohammadzadeh, MB CHB (HONS), Emma C. Wylie, BSC (Hons), MB CHB
Foundation Years Journal, volume 1, issue 5, p.232 (123Doc Education, London, September 2007)


Mrs A is a 55-year-old lady who has presented to her GP with pain in both knees that is there all day long and worse after use. Mrs A weights 85 kg and is 1.53 m tall. She is on medication for hypertension and depression.

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Reza Aghamohammadzadeh, MB CHB (HONS) (Corresponding author)

Foundation Year 2 Doctor
Wythenshawe Hospital

Emma C. Wylie, BSC (Hons), MB CHB

Foundation Year 1 Doctor
Manchester Royal Infirmary


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