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Interdisciplinary Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management Reference List

Online Position Statements, Guidelines, Reports

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Online Position Statements, Guidelines, Reports

AmericanDiabetes Association. Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes-2022. Diabetes Care Jan 2023;46 (Suppl.1).

Apovian CM, Aronne LJ, BessesenDH, et al. Pharmacological Management of Obesity: An EndocrineSociety Clinical Practice Guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016; 100(2):342-362. 

Barlow SE. Expert CommitteeRecommendations Regarding the Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment of Child and AdolescentOverweight and Obesity: Summary Report. Pediatrics. 2007; 120:S164- S192. or 

Butryn ML, Webb V, and Wadden TA. BehavioralTreatment of Obesity. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2011; 34(4); 841-859.

DonnellyJE, 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.

ErlandsonM, Ivey LC, and Seikel K. Update on Office-Based Strategies for the Management of Obesity. Am Fam Physician. 2016; 94(5):361-368.

Garber CE, BlissmerB, Deschenes MR, et al. ACSM Position Stand—Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developingand Maintaining Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, and Neuromotor Fitness in Apparently Healthy Adults: Guidance for Prescribing Exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011; 43(7):1334-1359. Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory Musculoskeletal and Neuromotor Fitness in Apparently Healthy  Adults Guidance for Prescribing Exercise

Garvey WT, MechanickJI, Brett EM, et al. America Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American Collegeof Endocrinology Clinical Practice Guidelines for Comprehensive Medical Care of Patientswith Obesity. EndocrinePractice. 2016:(aop).

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.

Mechanick JI, ApovianC, Brethauer S, et al. Clinical PracticeGuidelines for the Perioperative Nutrition, Metabolic, and Nonsurgical Support of Patients Undergoing Bariatric Procedures 2019 Update cosponsored by AACE/ACE/TOS/ASMBS/OMA/ASA. Surg Obes Rel Dis. 2020Feb; 16(2) 175-247.

MichalskyM, Reichard K, Inge T, et al. ASMBS Pediatric Committee Best Practice Guidelines. Surg Obes Rel Dis. 2012; 8:1-7.

Positionof the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Interventions for the Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2016;116:129-147.

"Prescription Medications to Treat Overweight and Obesity." National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, June 2021. management/prescription-medications-treat-overweight-obesity.

US Department of Health and Human Services. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. 2nd Ed. edition/pdf/Physical_Activity_Guidelines_2nd_edition.pdf

US Department of Health and Human Services and US Department of Agriculture. 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 9th ed. 12/Dietary_Guidelines_for_Americans_2020-2025.pdf

US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement: Screening for and Management of Obesity in Adults. Ann Intern Med. 2012;157:373-378. preventive-services-task-force

US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement: Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents. J Amer Med Assoc. 2017 June 20;317(23):2417- 2426.

Hardcopy Publications

Hardcopy Publications

AmericanCollege of Sports Medicine. ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters KluwerHealth; 2022.

AmericanPsychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association; 2022.

Isom KA, MajumdarMC. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Bariatric Surgery. 3rd ed. Chicago,IL: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2021.

Raynor HA, GigliottiL, Weight Management Dietetics Practice Group. Health Professionals Guide to Treatmentof Overweight and Obesity. Chicago,IL: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2024.

SteelmanGM, Westman EC. Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials. 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press;2016.

Wadden TA, Bray GA. Handbook of Obesity Treatment. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Guilford Press; 2018. WhitneyEN, Rolfes SR. Understanding Nutrition. 16th ed. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning; 2021.

Zastrow CH, HessenauerSL. Social Work with Groups: Comprehensive Practice and Self-Care. 10th ed. CengageLearning; 2019.


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