...information for health professionals


  • Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as much weight, research finds

    For years public health guidance has suggested that slimmers set themselves a 'realistic' target, usually of losing 5-10% of their starting weight. However, Slimming World are calling on this to be revised to encourage patients to aim for their ‘dream weight’ as new research found that those who set their own ambitious goal lost almost twice as much weight in 12 months.

  • Weight concerns are a six-year secret for overweight men

    Many overweight men may be suffering in silence as they keep their weight worries a secret and delay attempting to lose weight for an average of 6.2 years, UK research presented at Obesity Week in New Orleans suggests.

  • Presentation at UKSBM 2016

    Slimming World's Nutrition and Research team were invited to give a presentation at the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM) conference in December on recent research exploring the longer-term weight outcomes of members. 

  • Study shows why new mums join weight loss programmes

    Research of new mums, exploring their motivations to lose weight, the impact of social pressure and the effect of attending Slimming World, has recently been published in the British Journal of Midwifery.    

  • Weight fears could cost smokers almost a year of life – and £19,000!

    Smokers are delaying their quit attempts by an average of 7.5 years – during which time they smoke an extra 41,000 cigarettes, costing them £19,270 and 314 days of life – simply because they worry that giving up will lead to weight gain, a survey has shown.

  • Study in Lancet shows GP referral to Slimming World is effective

    Study published today shows effectiveness of GPs talking about weight and referring to Slimming World 

  • UKCO 2016: Slimming World Symposium on practical solutions to obesity

    Slimming World Symposium, Monday 19th September, 3:45 – 5:15pm, Main Auditorium
    Research and Reach: Practical Solutions in an Overweight World

  • Slimmers slim out of clothes and raise £2.1 million!

    A campaign which invites Slimming World members to donate the clothes they have slimmed out of to charity has raised £2.1 million in two weeks.

  • Top male slimmers referred by a health professional

    Eight out of the 32 men who made the finals of Slimming World’s Man of the Year 2016 competition took their first steps to a healthy lifestyle after a doctor, nurse or occupational health professional talked to them about losing weight. The finalists represented each of Slimming World’s 16,000 groups across the UK and Ireland.

  • Good health in pregnancy: experts invited to parliament

    Slimming World and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) were invited to an event in Parliament to talk about the importance of promoting good health in pregnancy as the foundations for a healthy family.