Physician counseling to prevent overweight in children and adolescents: American College of Preventive Medicine position statement

Rachel L. Rodin, Miriam H. Alexander, V. James Guillory, Jennifer Rogers

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Abstract

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) this position statement is intended to guide physicians in counseling children and adolescents to prevent overweight. Rigorous reviews of the published literature have found insufficient evidence to permit the development of formal recommendations by the US Preventive Services Task Force and others. However, numerous public health and physician organizations have developed recommendations on the basis of expert opinion, professional judgment, and the available scientific evidence. This article presents the position of the ACPM in light of these ambiguities. The ACPM will review and modify its recommendations as new scientific evidence emerges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)655-661
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Public Health Management and Practice
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007

Keywords

  • Children
  • Overweight; physician counseling
  • Position statement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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