Task force issues updated obesity guidelines

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released new guidelines on obesity, urging primary care physicians to screen patients for the condition and connect them with diet and exercise resources if necessary. The guidelines are similar to those issued in 2003, but include new evidence, the panel said. “The good news is that even what you might consider to be modest rather than radical weight loss has tremendous health benefits,” said task force member Susan Curry of the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Reuters (6/25)

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