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RWJF: Obesity Screening in Doctors' Offices Should Begin at Age 6

Posted:November 11, 2016

Categories:Featured, Healthcare, Program

Pediatricians and other clinicians should routinely check the body mass index of children starting at age six to identify patients who would benefit from weight counseling programs, according to new draft guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The taskforce report found that programs that last for at least 26 weeks are the most effective.

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