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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
1998

Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: The Evidence Report

Description of Resource: 
“Clinical practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances” (Institute of Medicine, 1990). They define the role of specific diagnostic and treatment modalities in the diagnosis and management of patients. The statements contain recommendations that are based on evidence from a rigorous systematic review and synthesis of the published medical literature.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
NIH/NHLBI
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Nutrition and Weight Status
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Randomized Controlled Trial
Cross-Sectional or Prevalence Study
Expert Opinion
Field-Based Summary or Case Study
Experimental Study
Citation: 
National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in cooperation with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: The Evidence Report [Internet]. 1998 Sep [cited 2013 Jan 17]. NIH Publication no. 98-4083. Available from: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/ob_gdlns.pdf