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Release Date: January 2010
This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for obesity in children and adolescents.
|This is an update to the July 2005 recommendations on screening and interventions for overweight in children and adolescents.|
Summary of Recommendation
- The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen children aged 6 years and older for obesity and offer them or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvement in weight status.
Grade: B recommendation.
Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents, January 2010
Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 127 KB; PDF Help)
Supporting Article (PDF File, 117 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 2 MB; PDF Help)
Clinical Summary (PDF File, 75 KB; PDF Help)
Current as of January 2010
Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents, Topic Page. January 2010. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspschobes.htm