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JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis |

Healthy Lifestyle Counseling in Persons With Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Lorrie Elliott, MD1; Adam S. Cifu, MD2
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1Department of Clinical Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
2Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA. 2015;314(4):398-399. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.4594.
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This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis article summarizes the evidence for physical activity and dietary recommendations in people with cardiovascular risk factors.

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Guideline title Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults With Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Developer US Preventive Services Task Force

Release dates August 26, 2014 (online); October 21, 2014 (print)

Prior versions November 2002, January 2003

Funding source Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Target population Adults in primary care settings who are overweight or obese and have known cardiovascular (CVD) risk factors (hypertension, dyslipidemia, impaired fasting glucose, or metabolic syndrome)

Major recommendation For adults who are overweight or obese and have known CVD risk factors, offer or refer for intensive behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthful diet and physical activity (B recommendation: high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial).

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