Thursday, June 26, 2014
Regular readers may recall a previous post on guidelines on obesity management released by The Obesity Society (TOS) together with other organisations, including the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, at Obesity Week in Atlanta last year (2013).
The bottom line, as I have blogged before, was the revelation of just how little we actually know about obesity.
For what it is worth, the complete guidelines are now published as a supplement to its July issue of the Obesity journal (Guidelines (2013) for Managing Overweight and Obesity in Adults: Full Report).
According to The Obesity Society’s press release,
“TOS is investing in the improved treatment of obesity by making the full guidelines available in print so they can serve as a go-to resource for health practitioners around the world. Whether you are a physician, nurse, nutritionist or fitness trainer, every professional interacting with individuals with obesity can find value in this insightful treatment guide.“
No doubt, a tremendous amount of work went into developing these guidelines – whether they will substantially change practice remains to be seen.