Tuesday, June 2, 2020

USPSTF Opens Cardiovascular Risk Counseling Recommendation for Comment

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) has posted a draft recommendation statement on behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease prevention in adults with cardiovascular risk factors. Based on its review of the evidence, the Task Force recommends that clinicians offer interventions that promote a healthy diet and physical activity to help people at risk for cardiovascular disease stay healthy. This is a B recommendation. 
Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke, is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. This draft recommendation applies to people with specific cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels. It also applies to adults who have a combination of risk factors.
The Task Force’s draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review have been posted for public comment on the Task Force website at www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org. Comments can be submitted from May 12, 2020 to June 8, 2020 at www.uspreventitiveservicestaskforce.org/tfcomment.htm.

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