U.S. Preventive Services Task Force*
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This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for obesity in adults based on the USPSTF's examination of evidence specific to obesity and overweight in adults and updates the 1996 recommendations on this topic. The complete USPSTF recommendation and rationale statement on this topic, which includes a brief review of the supporting evidence, is available through the USPSTF Web site (www.preventiveservices.ahrq.gov), the National Guideline Clearinghouse (www.guideline.gov), and in print through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publications Clearinghouse (telephone, 800-358-9295; e-mail, email@example.com). The complete information on which this statement is based, including evidence tables and references, is available in the accompanying article in this issue and in the summary of the evidence and systematic evidence review on the Web sites already mentioned. The summary of the evidence is also available in print through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publications Clearinghouse.
*For a list of the members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, see the Appendix.
Appendix Table 1. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Grades and Recommendations
Appendix Table 2. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Grades for Strength of Overall Evidence
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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force*. Screening for Obesity in Adults: Recommendations and Rationale. Ann Intern Med. 2003;139:930–932. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-139-11-200312020-00012
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2003;139(11):930-932.
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