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Stratifying patients for weight loss counseling

Kemper, Karen A. PhD, MSPH

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000383950.56477.a5
Feature: OBESITY

Healthcare providers could benefit from using the NHLBI health risk stratification across weight categories and the corresponding guidelines for weight loss. National data indicate that fewer than 12% of adults surveyed have been advised by a provider to lose weight, yet 37% of the participants in this study met the NHLBI guideline's criteria for weight loss counseling.

Karen A. Kemper is an associate professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.