Health groups issue guidelines for obesity treatment

11/13/2013 | USA Today

The Obesity Society, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have released guidelines urging physicians to help obese patients identify the best weight-loss diet or program that would work for them. "The overall objective is quite a tall order: to get primary care practitioners to own weight management as they own hypertension management," obesity researcher Donna Ryan stated. The guidelines also address healthy lifestyle, cholesterol and cardiovascular risk calculations.

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