Screening for obesity in adults: recommendations and rationale.

  title={Screening for obesity in adults: recommendations and rationale.},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={139 11},
Summary of Recommendations The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen all adult patients for obesity and offer intensive counseling and behavioral interventions to promote sustained weight loss for obese adults. This is a grade B recommendation. (See Appendix Table 1 for a description of the USPSTF classification of recommendations.) The USPSTF found good evidence that body mass index (BMI), calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters… CONTINUE READING


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