I seem to have been really busy over Christmas –working right up to Christmas Eve then since so not been very good about keeping up with a blog

New year is always a time when people resolve to look at the diet so thought this may be of interest

Results from the latest weight loss trial show that the use of very brief advice is n effective and acceptable way to discuss weight with patients and takes just 30 seconds.

Routinely used in smoking cessation, this study provides the evidence base to encourage use of very brief advice in weight management.

Although many health professionals are nervous about raising weight with patients, this study, led by University of Oxford (UK) and published this week in The Lancet, provides some reassurance.

While the study focussed on advice and referral by GPs, the principles of VBA can be applied by all primary care health professionals, with great potential impact. 

Cancer Research UK

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