Obesity

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has the following leaflets:

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Obesity

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Obesity

Policy and guidance from the Department of Health.

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Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives

Policy and guidance from the Department of Health.

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Why your child's weight matters

Booklet for parents from the Department of Health.

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Weight Concern

Weight Concern is a registered charity based in the UK, committed to addressing the physical and psychological health needs of overweight and obese people.

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Weight Wise

Developed by the British Dietetic Association, Weight Wise is an independent site, with unbiased, easy-to-follow hints and tips, based on the latest evidence, to help you manage your weight for good. It will help you take a look at your current eating habits and physical activity levels, and offer a practical approach to setting your own goals for lifestyle change.

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Want to lose weight and keep it off?

Factsheet from the British Dietetic Association.

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weightwise - the next generation

Provides information on diet, activity and health and is aimed at teenagers 11-19 years. This site is managed by registered dietitians on behalf of the British Dietetic Association and is funded by the Department of Health.

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Big Fat Problem

A guide to eating well, getting fit and living longer. From BBC Wales. Check out their " best diet and fitness advice" from 14 experts.

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British Nutrition Foundation

Promotes the nutritional wellbeing of society through scientifically based nutritional knowledge and advice. Includes information on Vegetarianism, Healthy Teeth, Bone Health, Achieving a Balanced Diet, Obesity, Heart disease, Unpleasant Reactions, Malnutrition, Diet and Cancer Prevention, The Role of Iron and more.

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MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition...Do it!)

A social enterprise dedicated to reducing global overweight and obesity levels. They help children and their families become fitter, healthier and happier by offering free healthy living programmes in the local community. Established in 2004, the MEND Programme was devised at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the University College London Institute of Child Health.

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National Obesity Forum

Mainly aimed at health professionals to raise awareness of the growing impact of obesity and overweight and to improve the delivery of best practice in the management of obesity. However, much of the information is of interest to the general public.

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[url=http://www.aso.org.uk/useful-resources/obesity-fact-sheets/]Obesity Fact Sheets [/url]

Information from the Association for the Study of Obesity.

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Big Matters

A UK based obesity information and support site. Covers all aspects of daily living (clothes, fitness, healthy eating, personal experiences) and actively encourages people living with obesity and professionals, doctors, authorities alike to get involved by having their say and sharing experiences and knowledge.

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Medicine Guide for Obesity

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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Foodfitness

Advice from the Food and Drink Federation on on being active and eating a healthy diet.

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The Weight Foundation

Registered charity researching long-term dieting and developing strategies to achieve lasting and natural weight control.

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Gastric Band Surgery

Information from The Hospital Group.

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Kellogg's Health

Information from Kellogs and advice on how to monitor food intake throughout the day, then in a few simple steps calculate what their GDA intake is - including total calories - and what it should be based on their current energy needs. It also provides realistic recommendations regarding food choices and activity levels needed to meet an individual's daily needs. The tool also includes advice on how to make simple lifestyle changes.

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Weight Loss Resources

Takes a healthy approach to weight loss. The site is home to a large online calorie and nutrition database with data for over 40,000 UK foods. Interactive weight loss tools include food and exercise diaries so people can manage their energy balance. There is also a lively forum giving vital support and motivation, plus lots ofevidence based information about dieting methods, healthy eating andfitness.

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National Slimming Centres

A large UK private, medical, obesity and weight control group.

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Slimming World

Runs classes throughout the UK to help slimmers lose weight.

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Weight Watchers

Have been helping people in the UK lose weight and keep it off for over 30 years and, in the 6,000 meetings that take place every week, Members find the support, motivation and information they need to achieve their Goal Weight.

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British Obesity Surgery Patients Association

Provides support and information regarding obesity surgery.

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Spire Healthcare

Well known private hospital firm provides detailed information on weight loss surgery.

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Obesity, Body Weight and Cancer

Information from Cancer Research UK.

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5 A DAY

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Obesity

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Healthy weight for adults

Information from BUPA.

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Obesity in adults

Information from BUPA.

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Obesity in children

Information from BUPA.


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Some non-UK sites

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More detailed medical information

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