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Interdisciplinary Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management Reference List

Be sure to review the exam content outline before selecting the references you will need.

Online Position Statements, Guidelines, Reports


Apovian CM, Aronne LJ, Bessesen DH, et al. Pharmacological Management of Obesity: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016; 100(2):342-362.
http://press.endocrine.org/doi/pdf/10.1210/jc.2014-3415

Barlow SE. Expert Committee Recommendations Regarding the Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity: Summary Report. Pediatrics. 2007; 120:S164-S192.
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/120/Supplement_4/S164

Butryn ML, Webb V, and Wadden TA. Behavioral Treatment of Obesity. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2011; 34(4); 841-859.
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.psc.2011.08.006

Donnelly JE, Blair SN, Jakicic JM, et al. ACSM Position Stand—Appropriate Physical Activity Intervention Strategies for Weight Loss and Prevention of Weight Regain for Adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009; 41(2)459-471.
http://journals.lww.com/acsmmsse/Fulltext/2009/02000/Appropriate_Physical_Activity_Intervention.26.aspx#

Erlandson M, Ivey LC, and Seikel K. Update on Office-Based Strategies for the Management of Obesity. Am Fam Physician. 2016; 94(5):361-368.
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0901/p361.html

Garber CE, Blissmer B, Deschenes MR, et al. ACSM Position Stand—Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, and Neuromotor Fitness in Apparently Healthy Adults: Guidance for Prescribing Exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011; 43(7):1334-1359.
http://journals.lww.com/acsmmsse/Fulltext/2011/07000/Quantity_and_Quality_of_Exercise_for_Developing.26.aspx

Garvey WT, Mechanick JI, Brett EM, et al. America Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology Clinical Practice Guidelines for Comprehensive Medical Care of Patients with Obesity. Endocrine Practice. 2016:(aop).
http://journals.aace.com/doi/pdf/10.4158/ep161365.gl

Garvey WT, Garber AJ, Mechanick JI, et al. America Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology Position Statement on the 2014 Advanced Framework for a New Diagnosis of Obesity as a Chronic Disease. Endocrine Practice. 2014; 20(9):977-989.
http://journals.aace.com/doi/pdf/10.4158/EP14280.PS

Jensen MD, Ryan DH, Apovian CM, et al. 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. Circulation. 2014; 129:S139-S140.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/01.cir.0000437739.71477.ee

MacLean PS, Wing RR, Davidson T, et al. NIH Working Group Report: Innovative Research to Improve Maintenance of Weight Loss. Obesity. 2015; 23(1):7-15.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/oby.20967/full

Mechanick JI, Youdim A, Jones DB, et al. AACE/TOS/ASMBS Guidelines. Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Perioperative Nutritional, Metabolic, and Nonsurgical Support of the Bariatric Surgery Patient—2013 Update. Surg Obes Rel Dis. 2013; 9:159-191.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2012.12.010

Michalsky M, Reichard K, Inge T, et al. ASMBS Pediatric Committee Best Practice Guidelines. Surg Obes Rel Dis. 2012; 8:1-7.
https://asmbs.org/resources/pediatric-best-practice-guidelines

Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Interventions for the Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2016; 116:129-147.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2015.10.031

US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement: Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults. Ann Intern Med. 2012; 157:373-378.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/obesity-inadults-screening-and-management

US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement: Screening for Obesity in Children and Adults. Pediatrics. 2010; 125(2):361-367.
www.pediatrics.org/cgi/doi/10.1542/peds.2009-2037

Hardcopy Publications

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed.
Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association; 2013. ISBN: 978-0890425558

Cummings S, Isom K. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Bariatric Surgery. 2nd ed.
Chicago, IL: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2015. ISBN: 978-0880914857

Steelman GM, Westman EC. Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials. 2nd ed.
Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; 2016. ISBN: 978-1482262070

Whitney E, Rolfes SR. Understanding Nutrition. 14th ed.
Stanford, CT: Cengage Learning; 2015. ISBN: 978-1285874340

Zastrow, C. Social Work with Groups: A Comprehensive Worktext. 9th ed.
Cengage Learning; 2014. ISBN: 978-1285746401

Note: The references listed above are suggestions. It should not be inferred that studying these references will ensure success on the examination nor should it be assumed that items on the examination are based on any specific resource listed.