NICE updates guidance on identification, assessment and management of obesity

The National Institute for Health and Social Care Excellence today published its update and replacement of existing guidance 'Obesity: identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in children, young people and adults'.
This guideline updates and replaces section 1.2 of NICE clinical guideline 43 (published December 2006). It offers evidence-based advice on the care and treatment of Obesity.

New recommendations have been added about low-calorie and very-low-calorie diets, bariatric surgery and follow-up care.

The guidance can be found here.

The NICE press release can be found here.

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