Men and women across the UK who eat unhealthily could be denied free NHS treatments in the future, a report has warned.
Experts have predicted treatments including obesity drugs, complementary therapies and fertility and dental treatment will no longer be free in 10 years time.
As well as being denied treatment, people could also face penalties if they refuse to change their unhealthy ways.
The report – Visions of Britain 2020 – maps out the potential impact of people eating unhealthily, exercising too little and drinking too much alcohol, despite Government health campaigns.
Dr Sarah Brewer, who was consulted for the report, said: “We all know that we should follow a healthy low-fat diet, eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, but how many of us actually do anything about it? Unless an unhealthy diet and lifestyle is penalised in some way no-one will change.”
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David Ross, Chief Executive of The Hospital Group said: “For those struggling to maintain a healthy weight there are a number of options such as bariatric surgery, to help shed excess stones. A gastric band or balloon can dramatically alter a person’s lifestyle, helping them to not only lose weight but to achieve a much healthier future.
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“Whatever you are looking to achieve, The Hospital Group provide comfortable and relaxing surroundings with experienced surgeons who can help people achieve the look they are after.”