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Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, in cooperation with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, released the first Federal guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity. About 97 million adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Obesity and overweight substantially increase the risk of morbidity from hypertension; dyslipidemia; type 2 diabetes; coronary heart disease; stroke; gallbladder disease; osteoarthritis; sleep apnea and respiratory problems; and endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon cancers. Higher body weights are also associated with increases in all-cause mortality.

The following items related to the guidelines are available below:

Full Report Cover
Full Report
Executive Summary Cover
Practical Guide
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Electronic Textbook
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Obesity Guidelines
for Palm OS
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Aim For A
Healthy Weight
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Body Mass Index
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BMI Calculator
for Palm OS

Other Related Items

Body Mass Index Table
Evidence Model
Evidence Tables
Tip sheets
Press Release

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