Obesity in Adults: Screening and Management
Release Date: June 2012
This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.
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 Health Professionals
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Obesity in Adults: Screening and Management. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.