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Management of Obesity

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Last updated:1st Feb 2010

This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the prevention and treatment of obesity within the clinical setting, in children, young people and adults. The focus of prevention is on primary prevention, defined here as intervention when individuals are at a healthy weight and/or overweight, to prevent or delay the onset of obesity.

This guideline will be of particular interest to those working in primary, secondary and tertiary NHS weight management services and those involved in management of services for long term conditions especially diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It will help provide direction for planning at local and national levels and will also be of interest to voluntary sector and commercial weight loss organisations, to patients and the general public.

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