Virginia A. Moyer, MD, MPH; on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
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Moyer VA, on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Ann Intern Med. 2012;157:373-378. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-157-5-201209040-00475
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(5):373-378.
Update of the 2003 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statement on screening for obesity and overweight in adults.
The USPSTF reviewed new evidence on the benefits and harms of screening and primary care–feasible or referable nonsurgical weight-loss interventions.
The USPSTF recommends screening all adults for obesity. Clinicians should offer or refer patients with a body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions (B recommendation).
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