Management of obesity: summary of SIGN guideline

Logue, Jennifer; Thompson, Lorna; Romanes, Finn; Wilson, David C.; Thompson, Joyce; Sattar, Naveed
February 2010
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;2/27/2010, Vol. 340 Issue 7744, p474
Academic Journal
The article presents a summary of guidelines for managing obesity from the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN). It is noted that recommendations from SIGN are based on systematic reviews of best available evidence. The classification, prevention and identification, and treatment of obesity and overweight in adults are cited. The article also discusses the classification and prevention of obesity in children and young people and the challenge posed by overcoming barriers to obesity management and prevention.


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