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Guidelines on Overweight and Obesity: Electronic Textbook
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Clinical Guidelines ImageThis Electronic Textbook allows easy access to information contained in The Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: The Evidence Report, produced by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in cooperation with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Topics addressed in the Clinical Guidelines include the health risks associated with overweight and obesity, as well as the assessment, treatment, and management of overweight and obese patients.

You can read from chapter to chapter or quickly find a particular area of interest by using the Search engine. Chapter titles are located on the first level of the navigation bar on top of the home page. By clicking onto a specific chapter, you are provided the option of choosing specific sections or even sub-sections of the chapter. As you navigate through the sections or sub-sections of the chapters, the text titles are highlighted in red to help you see your path. There are also links to tables, the treatment algorithm, references, and appendices within the body of the text.

If you would like to print any text contained within this site, the Clinical Guidelines are available in Portable Document Format (PDF).

For further enrichment, activities are available within this site that allow you to interact with the Overweight/Obesity Treatment Algorithm from the evidence report, a Menu Planner, a Body Mass Index Calculator, and the Evidence Model that was used to develop the guidelines and includes corresponding evidence statements and available evidence tables. You may also navigate through the resources page, search the site, or go to the NHLBI and OEI web pages for additional information.


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