Archived: Healthy Diet and Physical Activity: Counseling for CVD Prevention in Adults
Original Release Date: June 2012
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Archived: Recommendation Summary
Summary of Recommendations
|General adult population without a known diagnosis of hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, or cardiovascular disease|
Although the correlation among healthful diet, physical activity, and the incidence of cardiovascular disease is strong, existing evidence indicates that the health benefit of initiating behavioral counseling in the primary care setting to promote a healthful diet and physical activity is small. Clinicians may choose to selectively counsel patients rather than incorporate counseling into the care of all adults in the general population.
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Healthy Diet and Physical Activity: Counseling for CVD Prevention in Adults. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.