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Docs often don’t advise the obese
Orange County Register

Overweight and obese patients might not be the only ones who dread stepping on the scale each time they visit the doctor’s office. Research shows that many physicians don’t know how to constructively discuss a patient’s weight, or they avoid the subject entirely.

Penn State doctors recently published a study showing that weight counseling by primary care doctors has decreased even as the nation’s obesity rate has grown.