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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

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

Effectiveness of Primary Care – Relevant Treatments for Obesity in Adults

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians screen all adult patients for obesity and offer intensive counseling and behavioral interventions to promote sustained weight loss for obese adults.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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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
Cohort Study
Expert Opinion
Field-Based Summary or Case Study
Case-Control Study
Experimental Study
LeBlanc ES, O’Connor E, Whitlock EP, Patnode CD, Kapka T. Effectiveness of Primary Care–Relevant Treatments for Obesity in Adults: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med [Internet]. 2011 Oct 4 [cited 2013 Jan 17];155(7):434–447. Available from: