AACE/ACE introduce new obesity diagnosis framework

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AACE/ACE introduce new obesity diagnosis framework

By: NASEEM S. MILLER

05/17/14

LAS VEGAS —Your patient’s body mass index indicates obesity. Now, what’s the course of action?

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American College of Endocrinology are aiming to address this gap in diagnosis and treatment of obesity through a new framework.

The four-step approach starts with BMI measurement, then clinical assessment, complication staging, and finally treatment.

In a video interview, Dr. W. Timothy Garvey, chair of the AACE Obesity Scientific Committee, explained why the new framework is important and how physicians can apply it to their practice at the AACE annual meeting.

The document, or advanced framework, is in its last stages of completion.

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