Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation


A 500-page report, “Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention,” has been issued by the Institute of Medicine. The report, available free online, makes a series of recommendations. Among them, clinicians should:

  • routinely screen for BMI, counsel patients, and offer behavioral interventions to improve diet and physical activity;
  • receive instruction on preventing and treating obesity, beginning at the professional school level;
  • serve as role models by advocating for improved nutritional and exercise resources in their communities.

 

IOM report (Free)


Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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