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cobweb icon Archived: Healthy Diet and Physical Activity: Counseling for CVD Prevention in Adults

Original Release Date: June 2012

This version of this topic is currently archived and inactive. It should be used for historical purposes only.

Archived: Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations

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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. 

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Archived: Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

 
Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Healthy Diet and Physical Activity: Counseling for CVD Prevention in Adults. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/healthy-diet-and-physical-activity-counseling-for-cvd-prevention-in-adults

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