Multiple treatment options are needed to help people with obesity lose weight and improve their health1,2

Healthy eating and physical activity must be part of any weight-loss intervention, but are not always sufficient to maintain weight loss.1
 

Clinical management of obesity: AHA/ACC/TOS guideline1

Clinical management of obesity guideline
Clinical management of obesity guideline


Adapted from Jensen MD, Ryan DH, Apovian CM, et al; American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines; Obesity Society. 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS guideline for the management of overweight and obesity in adults: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and The Obesity Society. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(25 pt B):2985-3023.

AHA=American Heart Association.
ACC=American College of Cardiology.
TOS=The Obesity Society.

aYes alone indicates that the treatment is indicated regardless of the presence or absence of comorbidities. The solid arrow indicates the point at which treatment may be initiated.

 

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References:

  1. Jensen MD, Ryan DH, Apovian CM, et al; American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines; Obesity Society. 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS guideline for the management of overweight and obesity in adults: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and The Obesity Society. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(25 pt B):2985-3023.

  2. Ferguson C, David S, Divine L, et al; George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Health Policy. Obesity Drug Outcome Measures: A Consensus Report of Considerations Regarding Pharmacologic Intervention. https://publichealth.gwu.edu/pdf/obesitydrugmeasures.pdf. Accessed March 11, 2015.