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)