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Date of publication: August 2014
Publication type: News item
In a nutshell: The United States Preventive Services Task Force has issued new recommendations for overweight patients who have risk factors for heart disease. These patients should receive intensive behaviour counselling for diet and exercise. Previous studies showed that by attending this form of counselling for up to one year, many health markers were improved and the risk of diabetes was reduced.
Length of publication: 1 webpage
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Acknowledgement: Annals of Internal Medicine, 26th August 2014