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Guidance calls for obesity-first treatment strategy

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jan 19, 2015

Physicians should treat patients' weight problems first and then focus on related medical issues such as high cholesterol, hypertension and impaired glucose tolerance, according to a guidance report published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Lead author Caroline Apovian, M.D., of Boston University said this new paradigm focuses on lifestyle change and medications to treat obesity, followed by the treatment of comorbidities that have not responded to weight loss strategies. Medscape (free registration) (01/16)


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