Managing obesity: the nutritional aspects
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Managing obesity: the nutritional aspects

Denise Thomas Chief Dietitian (Mental Health), Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, St James’ Hospital, Portsmouth

This article discusses the nutritional aspects of obesity and the role of the nurse in helping patients to achieve optimum weight levels

Aims and intended learning outcomes

The aim of this article is to enhance nurses' understanding of the assessment measures which can be taken for patients who are considered to be overweight. Also discussed is the role of the nurse in offering nutritional advice to patients to help them to reach optimum weight levels. After reading this article you should be able to:

Nursing Standard. 12, 18, 49-55. doi: 10.7748/ns.12.18.49.s49

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