Guideline Recommendations for Obesity Management

Donna H. Ryan, Scott Kahan

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It is an obligation for all health care providers to participate in obesity management. This article discusses obesity guidelines from The Obesity Society; the Endocrine Society; and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. It reviews and compares findings and recommendations across these guidelines, identifies areas of controversy and concordance, and suggests how primary care practices may make use of the most appropriate recommendations for their circumstances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-63
Number of pages15
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Bariatric surgery
  • Diet
  • Lifestyle intervention
  • Medication
  • Obesity guidelines
  • Obesity pharmacotherapy
  • Weight management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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