Nice | Obesity in adults and children

3rd March 2015 by Louise Hudman

Nice | Obesity in adults and children

The big changes from the 2006 guideline have been well publicised in the news and mainly advise that referral for bariatric surgery be considered at a lower BMI to previously, especially where the patient has new onset Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM).

Most of the rest of the guideline isn’t significantly different, but I am summarising the main points below.

How to assess someone who is overweight

Children – use age/sex adjusted charts to work out the significance of their BMI.

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