Overweight and Obesity

for Health Professionals
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.

NHLBI in the Press
Researchers partially funded by NHLBI developed an innovative, simple method to increase brown fat mass in the body, which could have a significant effect on metabolism and aid in weight loss.