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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
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Behavioral Counseling in Primary Care To Promote a Healthy Diet: Recommendations and Rationale

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends intensive behavioral dietary counseling for adult patients with hyperlipidemia and other known risk factors for cardiovascular and diet-related chronic disease. Intensive counseling can be delivered by primary care clinicians or by referral to other specialists, such as nutritionists or dietitians.

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Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Nutrition and Weight Status
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Resource Type: 
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Expert Opinion
Preventive Services Task Force (US). Behavioral counseling in primary care to promote a healthy diet: recommendations and rationale [Internet]. Am J Prev Med. 2003 2012 Jun [cited 2013 Jan 17];24(1):93-100. Available from: