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 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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