E-Guidance for the Treatment of Adult Obesity

This e-Guidance for the Treatment of Adult Obesity will guide you through a step-by-step process for:

It is based on Guidance for Treatment of Adult Obesity, the first such document specifically developed by a team of obesity experts for health care providers to:

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Dear Colleague is a call to action by to all physicians by former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, M.D. to help stem the obesity epidemic

Why This Guidance Initiative provides information about the obesity epidemic plaguing America, its impact from a public heath perspective, and the background about how this Guidance came into being.

Rationale outlines the Guidance's purpose and goals and describes its development process, including documentation and vetting information.

When To Use this e-Guidance identifies the opportunities you have as a health care provider to initiate a discussion with your patients about their obesity-related health risk.