What are the ACC, the AHA, and TOS treatment guidelines for obesity and one or more comorbidities?

Updated: Jun 09, 2021
  • Author: Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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The management of obesity is not complete without attention being paid to potential comorbidities. Addressing these issues can have profound effects on the patient's well-being and risk of morbidity and mortality.

According to guidelines released by the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), and The Obesity Society (TOS) in 2013, weight loss should be encouraged at a BMI of 25 with just 1 comorbidity (instead of 2 as was the case in previous guidelines), and elevated waist circumference can be one of those comorbidities. [111, 112]


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