Obese Patients Need Counseling for Heart Health

May 12, 2014 11:08 PM

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Obese and overweight adults with at least one other cardiovascular risk factor should receive intensive behavioral counseling to promote healthy diet and physical activity for heart disease prevention, according to a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) preliminary recommendation.

The draft of the grade B recommendation expands on previous guidance from the task force by including a physical activity component and calling for more at-risk adults to receive behavioral interventions.

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