It is a common pathology, which concerns 7 million French people.
However, until last February, general medicine centers dedicated to the management of obesity were lacking in the city.
The first private practice of its kind, launched by the League against obesity, comes to compensate for this lack in Montpellier (Hérault), in the underprivileged district of La Mosson, where the medical density is low.
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Of course, comprehensive care for obese people was already considered in 37 specialized obesity centers (CSOs).
But all of them, in metropolitan France as well as overseas, are installed in clinics or hospitals.
“We don't have the same activity.
Here, we are defending a new model of comprehensive, preventive and curative care, based on early detection of the pathology, targeted diagnosis, therapeutic patient education sessions, personalized follow-up and social support ”
, promises Agnès Maurin, director of the League against obesity.
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Outside as well as inside,
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