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All overweight adults should be screened for abnormal blood sugar, says US task force

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5648 (Published 27 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5648
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

All overweight and obese adults aged 40 to 70 should be screened for abnormal blood sugar levels, says new guidance from the US Preventive Services Task Force.

The recommendation, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, said that patients with high blood sugar levels should be referred to intensive behavioural counselling to promote a healthy diet and regular exercise.1

Estimates from 2012 show that 12% …

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