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GUIDELINES ON OBESITY IN ADULTS AND CHILDREN

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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has issued its first ever national guidelines addressing ...
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has issued its first ever national guidelines addressing both the prevention and treatment of obesity in adults and children.

It says diet changes and exercise, supported by behaviour change, should be the first-line treatment for adults who are overweight or obese, followed by drug treatments if lifestyle interventions are unsuccessful.

Bariatric surgery should be considered in exceptional circumstances for young people who have gone through puberty.

Read the guidance here

Improving the health of the population should be at the heart of all of government's work - new report from the independent Council for Science and Technology.

Children & adult

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