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NICE recommends small improvements to help people stay at healthy weight

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 13 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1427
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Making any improvements, however small, to physical activity or dietary habits is likely to help individuals stay at a healthy weight or prevent further weight gain, guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence have said.

The new guidelines described the many things that people can do to maintain a healthy weight that are known to be effective.1 These included walking more, limiting time spent watching television, eating more healthily, avoiding sugary drinks, and drinking less alcohol.

The guidance, the draft version of which was published …

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