In new guidelines published in the November issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) gives its recommendations on screening for obesity in adults.
|These guidelines update the 1996 recommendations.|
|Annals of Internal Medicine|
The guidelines are based on the USPSTF's examination of evidence specific to obesity and overweight in adults. They update the 1996 recommendations.
The complete USPSTF recommendation and rationale statement is available through the USPSTF website, and the National Guideline Clearinghouse. It is also available in print through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publications Clearinghouse.
The evidence on which the guidelines are based is available in an accompanying article in this publication.