Obesity Canada and the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons have released new clinical practice guidelines
for the management of adults with obesity. The intent of the guidelines is to improve the access and standard of care for individuals across all regions of Canada. The guidelines include recommendations for: reducing weight bias in obesity management, enabling participation in activities of daily living, physical activity, mental health, medical nutrition therapy, pharmacotherapy, behavioural interventions, bariatric surgery, primary care/primary health care, management in Indigenous Peoples, management in women in reproductive years and more. Health professionals are encouraged to ask clients for permission to discuss their weight, assess and advise on management, agree on client goals and assist with barriers and drivers. These new guidelines will be integrated into PEN Practice Questions and other related content over the coming months and can also be accessed at: International Weight/Obesity Guideline Collection (Children and Adults).