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How to assess Manage your weight

It’s normal for us all to have different body weights and shapes, and for our bodies to change over time.

For health reasons, some people’s doctors may recommend weight loss to reduce the risk of certain conditions such as type 2 diabetes, or to help with the management of existing medical conditions, such as type 2 diabetes or sleep apnoea. If this applies to you and you’d like to learn about ways of managing your weight, you’ll find helpful information in the ‘Learn’ section here.

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