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Panel sets guidelines for obesity screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a federal health advisory panel, recently released new guidelines recommending that clinicians screen all patients for obesity.

According to the new guidelines, if the patient has a body mass index of 30 or higher (i.e. a 5-foot-4-inch woman weighing 174 pounds) they should be referred to an “intensive, multicomponent behavioral intervention” to help them lose weight.

Marshfield Clinic, which offers the program developed by

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:11 PM

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