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Weight Loss to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Adults: Behavioral Interventions

Release Date: September 2018

Recommendation Summary

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Adults

The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer or refer adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared) to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions.

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To read the recommendation statement in JAMA, select here.

To read the evidence summary in JAMA, select here.

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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: September 2018

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Weight Loss to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Adults: Behavioral Interventions. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2018.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/obesity-in-adults-interventions1?ds=1&s=obesity

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