2017 Position Statement on Adiposity-Based Chronic Disease as a New Diagnostic Term

This position statement outlines new terminology and blueprint for a chronic care model with an advanced diagnostic framework for the comprehensive management of obesity. Adiposity-Based Chronic Disease (ABCD) is a new diagnostic term for obesity that explicitly identifies a chronic disease, alludes to a precise pathophysiologic basis, and avoids the stigmata and confusion related to the differential use and multiple meanings of the term “obesity.”

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