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This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for and management of obesity in adults.
Release Date: June 2012
- The USPSTF recommends screening all adults for obesity. Clinicians should offer or refer patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or higher to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions.
Grade: B Recommendation.
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|Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 147 KB; PDF Help)||Clinical Summary (PDF File, 37 KB; PDF Help)|
|Consumer Fact Sheet (PDF File, 70 KB; PDF Help)|
|Evidence Report (PDF File, 302 KB; PDF Help)||Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 7 MB; PDF Help)|
Current as of September 2012
Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsobes.htm