New recommendations for overweight patients with high risk of heart disease

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine

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Date of publication: August 2014

Publication type: Online article

In a nutshell: Researchers from the United States Preventive Services Task Force have produced new recommendations for overweight patients who are at risk of heart disease. The key recommendation is that those at risk should be sent to “intensive behavioural counselling” to improve their diet and/or exercise plan. In the study the researchers found counselling was the most effective method of reducing a persons weight and reducing their risk of developing heart disease.  

Length of publication: 1 webpage

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum

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