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cobweb icon Archived: Obesity in Adults: Screening and Management

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 Recommendation and Evidence

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All Adults

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. 

 

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Archived: Related Information for Health Professionals

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: June 2012

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Obesity in Adults: Screening and Management. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/obesity-in-adults-screening-and-management

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