Managing obesity in adults in primary care

Plourde, Gilles; Prud'homme, Denis
June 2012
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/12/2012, Vol. 184 Issue 9, p1039
Academic Journal
In this article, the author presents his views on the prevention and treatment of obesity and also believes that weight loss counseling must be a part of primary care for adults. He mentions that the two most common methods of assessing obesity and overweight are body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference, out of which he thinks BMI to be the best indicator. He supports that primary care physicians must counsel obese or overweight patients about their dietary and physical activity habits.


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