American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American College of Endocrinology and The Obesity Society Issue Comprehensive Healthy Eating Guidelines for Adults

Protocols Developed To Assist Physicians, Allied Health Care Personnel With Management and Prevention of Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 2:45 pm EDT

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"In issuing these guidelines, it is our intent to fill the medical gap that currently exists by defining evidence-based,  necessary and specific clinical strategies for the prevention and treatment of a broad range of metabolic disorders in adults"

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) and The Obesity Society(TOS) today published clinical practice guidelines to assist physicians and other health care personnel with the prevention and management of endocrine and metabolic disorders in adults.

The guidelines were jointly developed by the organizations to address the lack of large-scale, uniform standards for healthy eating and patient nutritional education.

“In issuing these guidelines, it is our intent to fill the medical gap that currently exists by defining evidence-based,  necessary and specific clinical strategies for the prevention and treatment of a broad range of metabolic disorders in adults,” said J. Michael González-Campoy, MD, PhD, FACE, who co-chaired the guidelines committee.

 “These comprehensive recommendations effectively address patient standards of care while also providing a worthwhile framework for disease prevention,” he added.

Conditions addressed in the document include overweight and obesity, adiposopathy, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, bone health, pregnancy and lactation, and nutrient deficiencies in older adults.

The complete guidelines are available for free and are published online at: https://www.aace.com/files/clinical-practice-guidelines.pdf.

About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 6,500 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. The majority of AACE members is certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders including obesity, diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders, and hypertension. Visit our site at www.aace.com.

About the American College of Endocrinology (ACE)
The American College of Endocrinology (ACE) is the educational and scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). ACE is the leader in advancing the care and prevention of endocrine and metabolic disorders by: providing professional education and reliable public health information; recognizing excellence in education, research and service; promoting clinical research and defining the future of Clinical Endocrinology. For more information, please visit www.aace.com/college.

About The Obesity Society (TOS)
TOS is the leading professional society dedicated to better understanding, preventing and treating obesity. Through research, education and advocacy, TOS is committed to improving the lives of those affected by the disease. For more information please visit: www.Obesity.org.

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