Overweight and Obesity

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Clinical Practice Guidelines

The IOM (2011) defined clinical practice guidelines as "statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options."

Systematic Evidence Reviews

In 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) defined a systematic evidence review as "a scientific investigation that focuses on a specific question and uses explicit, prespecified scientific methods to identify, select, assess, and summarize the findings of similar but separate studies.

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Research Feature
If you are a woman over 60, move more. Move often. Break those long sitting bouts. Why? Literally, every time you twist, turn, walk, or stand counts towards improving your cardiovascular health. That’s the good-news message from two recently published studies on the cardiovascular effects of sedentary behaviors and light physical activity in older women. The studies involved an ethnically diverse group of more than 5,500 women, nearly half of whom were over age 80, enrolled between 2012 and 2014. None had a history of heart attack or stroke. The women were part of the NHLBI-funded Objective...