New Guideline Offers Roadmap to Treat Adults Affected by Obesity, Overweight

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The Obesity Society, American Heart Association & American College of Cardiology Release

New Clinical Practice Guideline

Statement Attributable to:

Harvey Grill, PhD, The Obesity Society President

These long-awaited obesity treatment guidelines will go a long way toward helping healthcare providers offer empirically based and effective weight-loss treatments for those affected by obesity and overweight. It's been thirteen years since clinicians have had access to such a resource, far longer than any specialty is expected to wait for updated recommendations.


This public release is yet another encouraging sign that obesity is finally being recognized and treated as a serious disease that affects far too many people in the US and around the globe. We congratulate the panel of expert contributors, many of whom are TOS leaders, who put in countless hours to ensure that the healthcare workforce is armed with the best tools to treat and prevent obesity.


TOS is proud to partner with AHA and ACC to spread the word about this new resource and we encourage all healthcare providers to incorporate obesity treatment into their practices.

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