NICE clinical guidelines
Issued: December 2006 (last modified: January 2010)

Obesity: Guidance on the prevention, identification, assessment and management 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. NICE technology appraisal guidance no. 46 (2002).

  • Guidance on the use of orlistat for the treatment of obesity in adults. NICE technology appraisal guidance no. 22 (2001).

NICE has published the following related guidance: