Major Societies Create Guidelines To Prevent Metabolic Disorders

Groups sought to standardize care

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) and The Obesity Society (TOS) 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.

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