About this information

NICE guidelines provide advice on the care and support that should be offered to people who use health and care services.

This information explains the advice about obesity that is set out in NICE guideline CG189.

This is a partial update of advice on obesity that NICE produced in 2006. This information is about the identification, assessing and management of obesity. Public health recommendations will be covered in separate guidance.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you're an adult, child or young person, or the parent or carer of a child or young person (aged 2 years and older) who is overweight or obese.

It does not cover people of a healthy weight, pregnant women or children under 2 years old.

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