Overweight & Obesity
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in conjunction with the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, has developed clinical practice guidelines for doctors and other health professionals on the management of overweight and obesity in adults, children and adolescents.
The Guidelines provide access to evidence-based information and recommendations on weight management, as well as comprehensive advice that will help doctors identify the best and safest way for their patients to maintain a healthier body weight, and ensure that consistent information is given. The Guidelines will also be useful to other health professionals.
The Guidelines emphasise the importance of weight management strategies targeted at children and adolescents, as treatment of overweight and obesity in the younger age groups is expected to become increasingly common as greater numbers of children and adolescents fall into these (overweight and obesity) categories.
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing or the NHMRC - http://www.obesityguidelines.gov.au/
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