Management and prevention of obesity in adults and children

McDonald, Sarah D.
April 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/10/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 8, p1109
Academic Journal
The author presents his comments on the 2006 Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of Obesity in Adults and Children. The author points out that as per the guidelines waist circumference now forms the third indication of obesity along with weight and body mass index (BMI). The author states an important omission in the guidelines is the lack of any mention of screening for smoking, despite its recognized association with obesity.


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