Task force suggests behavioral counseling for overweight Americans with heart risks

August 27, 2014 2:17 PM

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that adults at higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease participate in behavioral counseling in order to prevent the onset of the heart attack or stroke.

The USPSTF suggests that adults who are obese and have at least one other risk factor for developing heart disease – such as smoking, high blood pressure or high cholesterol – engage in behavioral counseling interventions in order to improve their overall level of health through diet and exercise.

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