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Ann Intern Med. 2012 Sep 4;157(5):373-8.

Screening for and management of obesity in adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement.

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Rockville, Maryland, USA.

Abstract

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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