The Healthy People 2020 evidence-based resources identified have been selected by subject matter experts at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. Each of the selected evidence-based resources has been rated and classified according to a set of selection criteria based, in part, on publication status, publication type, and number of studies. This classification scheme does not necessarily consider all dimensions of quality, such as statistical significance, effect size (e.g., magnitude of effect), meaningfulness of effect, additional effect over control, and study design (e.g., sample size, power, internal validity, external validity, generalizability, potential biases, potential confounders).
The following clinical recommendations come from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) .
Screening for Obesity in Adults
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen all adult patients for obesity and offer intensive counseling and behavioral interventions to promote sustained weight loss for obese adults.
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The following consumer resources are from the Quick Guide to Healthy Living at healthfinder.gov.
Physical activity is important for everyone, including healthy pregnant women. Use these tips to stay active during your pregnancy.
As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. These tips can help you find activities that will work for you.
Physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life. It can also help you look and feel your best.
Help your child stay at a healthy weight by balancing what your child eats with physical activity.
Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Use these tips to help a loved one get more active.
Regular physical activity provides important health benefits for everyone, including people with disabilities.
Use these questions to talk to your doctor about a healthy weight loss plan.
Pandemic flu is a flu outbreak that spreads around the world and makes people sick.
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