Friday, July 14, 2017

Final Recommendation Statement on Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released on June 20, 2017 a final recommendation statement on screening for obesity in children and adolescents. The Task Force recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents age 6 years and older and offer or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvements in weight status. View the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based. The final recommendation statement can also be found in the June 20 online issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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