Preventing excess weight gain

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Excess weight may increase the risk of coronary heart disease, hypertension, liver disease, osteoarthritis, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers such as breast, colon, endometrial, and kidney cancer. People who are overweight or obese may also experience mental health problems, stigmatisation, and discrimination because of their weight.

This Guidelines summary provides recommendations for practitioners who use related NICE guidance and need advice on behaviours that may help people maintain a healthy weight and prevent excess weight gain.

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