National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 1998. Clinical guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults: The evidence report. [Rockville, MD]: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 228 pp.
Annotation: This report provides guidelines for health care professionals on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults. The objectives of the report are to (1) identify, evaluate, and summarize published information about the assessment and treatment of overweight and obesity; (2) provide evidence-based guidelines for physicians, other health professionals, and health care organizations for the evaluation and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults; and (3) identify areas for future research. The report is divided into the following seven chapters: (1) introduction, (2) background on overweight and obesity, (3) examination of randomized controlled trial evidence, (4) treatment guidelines, (5) summary of recommendations, (6) future research, and (7) appendices. The appendices include guidelines development methodology; a literature review; a description of evidence; special populations; obesity and sleep apnea; a body mass index chart; practical dietary therapy information; a resource list; and a glossary of terms. Also provided are lists of abbreviations, references, and publications.
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Keywords: Evidence based medicine, Body composition, Body weight, Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes mellitus, Diet therapy, Guidelines, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Research, Risk factors, Weight management