Screening and interventions for obesity in adults: summary of the evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

@article{McTigue2003ScreeningAI,
  title={Screening and interventions for obesity in adults: summary of the evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.},
  author={Kathleen M McTigue and Russell Harris and Brian Hemphill and Linda J. Lux and Sonya F. Sutton and Audrina Bunton and Kathleen N. Lohr},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={139 11},
  pages={933-49}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity poses a considerable and growing health burden. This review examines evidence for screening and treating obesity in adults. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE and Cochrane Library (January 1994 through February 2003). STUDY SELECTION Systematic reviews; randomized, controlled trials; and observational studies of obesity's health outcomes or efficacy of obesity treatment. DATA EXTRACTION Two reviewers independently abstracted data on study design, sample, sample size, treatment… CONTINUE READING
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