Letter from the Obesity Journal

Dear Colleagues,

 

This week, The Obesity Society (TOS) took the next step to advance the treatment of obesity by publishing as a supplement to its July issue of the Obesity journal the Guidelines (2013) for Managing Overweight and Obesity in Adults: Full Report. This full report provides the health care community with all of the background that went into the abbreviated, summarized version initially released. As you probably remember, in November 2013, TOS joined the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology to release the long-awaited obesity treatment guidelines, which were a condensed executive summary of this larger, comprehensive expert panel report.

 

Today, I'm pleased to share with you that TOS is investing in the improved treatment of obesity by making the full guidelines available in print so they can serve as a go-to resource for health practitioners around the world. Whether you are a physician, nurse, nutritionist or fitness trainer, every professional interacting with individuals with obesity can find value in this insightful treatment guide. Exciting details will follow in TOS eNews about how you can to access or order your personal print edition.

 

I'd like to applaud all of my colleagues who put countless hours into the development of these guidelines. And I'm sure I share the sentiment on behalf of all of the authors in saying that we hope you will find this FULL report represents a landmark in the field by virtue of the stringent methodology and painstaking approach used to provide evidence-based treatment advice that you can trust.

 

Sincerely,

 

Donna Ryan, MD
Associate Editor-In-Chief, Obesity
Co-Chair of the Guidelines Writing Committee

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