Appropriate guidance is lacking in long-term nutritional monitoring and support
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Clinical practice guidelines for the management of overweight and obesity were released in early June 2013, replacing the 2003 version, intended for use by specialists and general practitioners.1 A multidisciplinary committee oversaw the guideline development process, aiming to systematically identify and evaluate evidence. In my view, this process has failed with regard to the section dealing with bariatric surgery, thereby failing severely obese Australians and those caring for them.
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