TITLE

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

PUB. DATE
October 1998
SOURCE
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Oct98, Vol. 68 Issue 4, p899
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents guidelines for the treatment of overweight and obesity in the United States. Details on the estimated number of overweight or obese adults in the US; Definition of overweight and obesity; Relation of higher body weights with the increase in all-cause mortality; In-depth look at the health risks of overweight and obesity.
ACCESSION #
1161769

 

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