NHMRC bariatric guidelines ‘dangerous’

Professor John Dixon, head of clinical obesity research at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute told MO his greatest concern with the new guidelines on clinical management of obesity was the advice on nutrition for people who underwent bariatric surgery.

The guidelines state nutritional status can be effectively monitored through clinical assessments and blood tests.

Professor Dixon said people who underwent bariatric surgery should have their nutrition monitored indefinitely.

“The guidelines’ suggestion that