Clinical guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults.

  title={Clinical guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults.},
  author={D.M. Becker and Claude Bouchard and Richard A. Carleton and William H Dietz and John P. Foreyt and Scott M. Grundy and Shiriki K Kumanyika and Elaine Prewitt and Albert P. Rocchini and Philip L. Smith and Linda G. Snetselaar and James R. Sowers and David F. Williamson and Karen A. Donato and Michael J. Horan and Van S. Hubbard and Clarice Brown},
  journal={WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin},
  volume={97 9},
          20-1, 24-5, 27-37
About 97 million adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Obesity and overweight substantially increase the risk of morbidity from hypertension; dyslipidemia; type 2 diabetes; coronary heart disease; stroke; gallbladder disease; osteoarthritis; sleep apnea and respiratory problems; and endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon cancers. Higher body weights are also associated with increases in all-cause mortality. The aim of this guideline is to provide useful advice on how to achieve… 

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