U.S. Preventive Services Task Force update on obesity screening recommendation

June 29, 2017

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is charged with making recommendations for clinical preventive services. The USPSTF recently reviewed the evidence related to obesity in children and adolescents and weight management interventions to update the 2010 screening guidelines. The statement, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), recommends that “clinicians screen […]

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force finds the benefit of behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy diet and physical activity is small

July 3, 2012

In a recent recommendation statement, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced that behavioral counseling to promote a healthy diet and exercise was not very effective in improving health outcomes among adults without hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, or cardiovascular disease. The USPSTF recommends that clinicians should selectively counsel patients rather than offering counseling to all […]

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