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GPs should tailor weight-loss advice to individuals’ needs

2015-07-01T00:00:00+01:00By Dr Peymane Adab

Dr Peymane Adab reviews the newly published NICE guideline on maintaining a healthy weight and preventing excess weight gain and the pivotal role of primary care

GPs can offer obese children and their families practical help

2014-09-01T00:00:00+01:00By Dr Anthony A. Laverty, Dr Sonia Saxena

Dr Sonia Saxena (left) and Dr Anthony A. Laverty share some useful tips on how to engage with families about weight problems in overweight and obese children

Weight-management programmes led by GPs can be effective

2012-03-01T00:00:00+00:00By Gerald Ellis

Gerald Ellis discusses factors that are important to consider when implementing an obesity care pathway, including patient education, regular audit, and multi-component interventions

GPs should be aware of the implications of bariatric surgery

2011-06-01T00:00:00+01:00By , ,

Andrew Wardle (left), Mr Haritharan Nageswaran, and Mr David Hewin discuss the viability, benefits, and impact of choosing surgery as a treatment option for obesity

Sustained behavioural change is needed for management of obesity

2010-05-01T00:00:00+01:00By Dr Kevin McConville

Dr Kevin McConville outlines the SIGN recommendations on the classification, prevention, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults and children