47% of the centers base their treatment on products stars and 44% did not realise a correct identification of the excess of weight the average price of the treatment ascends until the 1,437 Euros. The summer remembers many its problem of overweight and go now to a thinning center. In order to verify if really these establishments offer a healthful and effective treatment, if its personnel properly is trained and if they offer sanitary guarantees, technical of Eroski/Consumer they have visited during the month of May 110 centers of thinning in 18 cities of the country.

Their technicians have acted as anonymous clients interested in losing weight; an excuse with that 10 centers in Barcelona and Madrid were analyzed, 7 in Bilbao, Valencia, Malaga, Seville and Saragossa and 5 in A Corunna, Alicante, Cordova, Granada, Murcia, Oviedo, Pamplona, San Sebastin, Santander, Valladolid and Vitoria. More of half suspends the results after the visit to these 110 centers agree in an aspect: the promise to lose weight (sometimes to a not at all healthful rate). A little more half of the analyzed establishments (55%) suspends the examination. Of the rest of centers 34% it does not obtain more than ‘ aceptable’ , whereas as soon as a 11% obtain a note of ‘ bien’ . The worrisome thing in addition is that, of the centers that suspend the analysis, they do it to a 38% with as showy notes as deficient or very deficient, shows of the little or null confidence that these centers of thinning give. By sections, the unique positive notes fall to the professionalism and the attention to the client (both with a note of ‘ bien’). Nevertheless, the qualifications for the identification of the problem of overweight of these patients are bad (obtains a note of ‘ regular’) and the explanation and specification of the treatment (‘ deficiente’).