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Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Screening

Release Date: June 2017

Recommendation Summary

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Children and adolescents 6 years and older

The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents 6 years and older and offer or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvements in weight status.

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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

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This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

 
Current as of: June 2017

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. June 2017.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/obesity-in-children-and-adolescents-screening1

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