Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults

Executive Summary

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Contents

Introduction

Evidence Based Guidelines

Who is at Risk?
Why Treat Overweight and Obesity?
What Treatments are Effective?

Clinical Guidelines

Assessment

Risk Status
Patient Motivation

Evaluation and Treatment

Goal of Weight Loss and Management
Strategies for Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance
Adapt Weight Loss Programs to Meet the Needs of Diverse Patients

Summary of Evidence-Based Recommendations

Advantages of Weight Loss
Measurement of Degree of Overweight and Obesity
How To Achieve Weight Loss
Special Treatment Groups

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