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Race might play a role in how doctors counsel obese patients, study finds
Los Angeles Times

Reducing obesity in America has become a top priority among healthcare professionals, but what if your doctor doesn’t explain how to lose weight?

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reviewed 2,000 doctor visits between 2005 and 2007 and found that 44% of obese blacks and 33% of obese whites didn’t receive weight counseling.