UK Policy: No surgery for smokers or the obese

One local health group in the UK is adopting a policy that delays or denies routine surgery indefinitely to patients who smoke or are obese.

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Robert Zinn, M.D., Ph.D. is a medical doctor, physician, and web entrepreneur, who, for over 15 years was employed by academic and research institutions and focused his clinical practices on very specialized patient populations, such as those with rare genetic diseases or rare cancers. He shares his knowledge through his website,

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