Obesity in Adults: Screening and Management
Release Date: June 2012
Summary of Recommendation and Evidence
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.
|The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.|
Related Information for Consumers
- Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults - Consumer Fact Sheet (2012)
- Information to share with your patient on Healthy Eating from www.healthfinder.gov
- Information to share with your patient on Healthy Weight from www.healthfinder.gov
- Information to share with your patient on Physical Activity from www.healthfinder.gov
Related Information for Health Professionals
Current as of: September 2013
Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2014.