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Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Last Reviewed: November 2020

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends offering behavioral counseling to adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors — or referring them to counseling. These interventions include multiple sessions of behavioral counseling to promote eating healthy and getting physical activity. USPSTF found that people at high risk  for CVD who get behavioral counseling have fewer cardiovascular and obesity-related problems.

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2020). Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults With Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Behavioral Counseling Interventions. Retrieved from https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/healthy-diet-and-physical-activity-counseling-adults-with-high-risk-of-cvd