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Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Last Reviewed: July 2022
Workgroups: Heart Disease and Stroke Workgroup
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians offer or refer adults age 18 or older without cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors to behavioral counseling interventions based on their own clinical judgement. These interventions can include dietary or physical activity counseling and can be performed by a wide range of specially trained professionals. USPSTF found that the adoption of healthy behavior advice may be increased by tailoring behavioral counseling interventions to the goals and motivations of individual patients.
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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2022). Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Promote a Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults Without Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors. Retrieved from https://uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/healthy-lifestyle-and-physical-activity-for-cvd-prevention-adults-without-known-risk-factors-behavioral-counseling.