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Continuing Medical Education
October 27, 1999

October 27, 1999

JAMA. 1999;282(16):1593-1594. doi:10.1001/jama.282.16.1593
Physicians in the United States, Canada, and Mexico

Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Canada, or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected continuing medical education (CME) articles in this issue of JAMA, complete the CME Evaluation Form, and fax it to the number or mail it to the address at the bottom of the CME Evaluation Form are eligible for category 1 CME credit. There is no charge.

The American Medical Association (AMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor CME for physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of category 1 CME credit per JAMA issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physician should claim for credit only those hours that were actually spent in this educational activity.

Physicians in Other Countries

Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Mexico, or Canada are eligible for CME credit even if they live or practice in other countries. Physicians licensed in other countries are also welcome to participate in this CME activity. However, the PRA is available only to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Earning Credit and the CME Evaluation

To earn credit, read 3 of the articles listed below that are designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within 1 month of the issue date. A certificate awarding 1 hour of category 1 CME credit will be faxed or mailed to you; it is then your responsibility to maintain a record of credit received.

One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of JAMA. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.

Statement of Educational Purpose

JAMA is a general medical journal. Its mission and educational purpose is to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health. A flexible curriculum of article topics is developed annually by THE JOURNAL's editorial board and is then supplemented throughout the year with information gained from readers, authors, reviewers, and editors. To accommodate the diversity of practice types within JAMA's readership, the Reader's Choice CME activity allows readers, as adult learners, to determine their own educational needs and to assist the editors in addressing their needs in future issues.

Readers of JAMA should be able to attain the following educational objectives: (1) select and read at least 3 articles in 1 issue to gain new medical information on topics of particular interest to them as physicians, (2) assess the articles' value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think carefully about how this new information may influence their own practices. The educational objective for each CME article is given after the article title below.

CME Articles in This Issue of
CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Recent Advances in Basic Obesity ResearchArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To become familiar with new research into the genetics and physiology of obesity.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

The Spread of the Obesity Epidemic in the United States, 1991-1998Article

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that the prevalence of obesity in the US may be increasing rapidly.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

The Disease Burden Associated With Overweight and ObesityArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that several chronic diseases may be associated with obesity.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Annual Deaths Attributable to Obesity in the United StatesArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand that obesity may be a major cause of mortality in the United States.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Dietary Fiber, Weight Gain, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Young AdultsArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that a high-fiber diet may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Relationship Between Low Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Mortality in Normal-Weight, Overweight, and Obese MenArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand the relationship of obesity and cardiovascular fitness to mortality.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Effects of Intermittent Exercise and Use of Home Exercise Equipment on Adherence, Weight Loss, and Fitness in Overweight WomenArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that weight loss and cardiovascular fitness may vary by exercise duration.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Reducing Children's Television Viewing to Prevent ObesityArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that children who decrease their television viewing may lose excess weight.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Are Health Care Professionals Advising Obese Patients to Lose Weight?Article

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that obese adults may be more likely to attempt weight loss if advised to do so by their physicians.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.

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