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Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Last Reviewed: September 2018

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends offering multipart behavioral interventions to people with obesity — or referring them. These interventions use healthy eating and increased physical activity to help people achieve or maintain weight loss of at least 5 percent. USPSTF found evidence that behavioral weight loss interventions can lead to improvements in weight and fewer new cases of type 2 diabetes.

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2018). Final Update Summary: Weight Loss to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Adults: Behavioral Interventions. Retrieved from https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/obesity-in-adults-interventions