NICE Obesity (CG 189)

 In Clinical Guidelines, NICE guidelines

Obesity is directly linked to a number of different illnesses including type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, hypertension, gallstones and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, as well as psychological and psychiatric morbidities, and obesity rates are rising.

Bariatric surgery (gastro bands etc.) has also rapidly increased in a period of six years with only 470 being carried out in 2003/2004 compared to in 2009/2010 where there were 6500.

NICE’s clinical guideline on obesity was reviewed in 2011, leading to this update. This guideline addresses three main areas:

  • follow‑up care packages after bariatric surgery;
  • the role of bariatric surgery in the management of recent-onset type 2 diabetes;
  • and very-low-calorie diets including their effectiveness, and safety and effective management strategies for maintaining weight loss after such diets.

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