U.S. Preventive Services Task Force finds the benefit of behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthy diet and physical activity is small

In a recent recommendation statement, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced that behavioral counseling to promote a healthy diet and exercise was not very effective in improving health outcomes among adults without hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, or cardiovascular disease. The USPSTF recommends that clinicians should selectively counsel patients rather than offering counseling to all patients. Continue reading