NICE clinical guidelines
Issued: December 2006 (last modified: March 2015)

Obesity: Guidance on the prevention of overweight and obesity in adults and children

This is an extract from the guidance. The complete guidance is available at

6 Related NICE guidance

This guidance has updated, and replaces, the following NICE technology appraisals:

  • Guidance on the use of surgery to aid weight reduction for people with morbid obesity (2002) NICE technology appraisal guidance 46

  • Guidance on the use of orlistat for the treatment of obesity in adults (2001) NICE technology appraisal guidance 22

NICE has published the following related guidance: