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National and International websites


NHS Choices Livewell - Lose Weight – a wealth of information on all aspects of weight management

Health Scotland – Information and links to information on various health topics

National Obesity Forum – Organistation raising awareness of the impact of obesity. ‘Lifestyle’ area contains information on all aspects of weight management

British Heart Foundation – Charity providing vital information to help people reduce their heart health risk

Diabetes UK - the largest organisation in the UK working for people with

A list of 15 vital checks and services that everyone with diabetes should get from their healthcare team; written by Diabetes UK, a national registered charity for diabetes

Weight Concern (UK) – Charity aiming to increase public knowledge about causes, consequences and treatments of weight problems 

Association for the Study of Obesity (UK)

NICE Guideline for Obesity – National guideline on prevention, assessment and treatment of obesity (UK)

SIGN Guideline for Obesity – National recommendations on the prevention and treatment of obesity (Scotland)

Health Professions Council Check your Healthcare Professional is Registered



International Association for the Study of Obesity – A not for profit organisation acting as an umbrella organistion for 52 National Obesity Associations

International Obesity Taskforce - A research-based think tank of international obesity experts. Is the advocacy arm of the International Association for the Study of Obesity. 

National Weight Control Registry (USA) – Website for a large study into long-term successful weight loss maintenance

World Health Organization – Obesity pages from the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.