Managing patients who are overweight or obese

Shephard, Valerie E.
July 2006
Practice Nurse;7/7/2006, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p42
Academic Journal
The article provides information on the management of overweight patients. To lose weight, on a daily basis an individual needs to reduce the energy content of the food and drink they consume, increase the energy they use, or both. The British Department of Health has published a new set of practical tools to help practice nurses and other health professionals encourage patients to lose weight and improve their health. Orlistat and sibutramine are approved for prescription to people who are obese.


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