Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement: A Policy Review

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DESCRIPTION: Update of the 2003 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statement on screening for obesity and overweight in adults. METHODS: The USPSTF reviewed new evidence on the benefits and harms of screening and primary care-feasible or referable nonsurgical weight-loss interventions. RECOMMENDATION: The USPSTF recommends screening all adults for obesity. Clinicians should offer or refer patients with a body mass index of 30 kg/m(2) or higher to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions (B recommendation).

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Yao, A. (2013). Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement: A Policy Review. Annals of Medicine and Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2049-0801(13)70022-0

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