Obesity: identification, assessment and management - NICE guideline

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This guideline covers identifying, assessing and managing obesity in children (aged 2 years and over), young people and adults.

Obesity: identification, assessment and management aims to improve the use of bariatric surgery and very-low-calorie diets to help people who are obese to reduce their weight.

NICE has also produced guidelines on obesity preventionmaintaining a healthy weight, and lifestyle weight management services.


This guideline includes recommendations on:

Who is it for?

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Commissioners and providers
  • People who are obese and their families and carers

Related Publications

Stegenga H, Haines A, Jones K, Wilding J. Identification, assessment, and management of overweight and obesity: summary of updated NICE guidance. BMJ (Clinical research ed ). 2014; 349:g6608