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- Website: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
- Resource type: Fact sheet
Summary - The message of this resource is:
All adults should be tested for obesity. This can be done by calculating your body mass index (BMI). If your BMI is over 30, weight loss programs can help to improve your weight and health.
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weight gain, overweight, obesity screening
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Rated on: 7/2/2015 4:29:01 PM
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