Screening for Obesity in Adults, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

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Screening for Obesity in Adults, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

Description

This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for obesity in adults.

Topics addressed include:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • Overweight or obese?
  • What is the role of clinicians?
  • What are the characteristics of effective interventions?
  • Are effective interventions equally effective for everyone?
  • What are the roles of medications and surgery?

Developer:

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: June 2004
Last Updated: 03/12/14

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