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Managing Obesity Starts with Patient Engagement
HealthLeaders Media

With more than one-third of Americans suffering from obesity, clinicians are struggling to find the key to help these patients get and stay healthy. But a new report suggests that cultural changes in healthcare and properly educating clinicians about obesity might be the secret weapon to engaging these patients.

“Many health professionals view people with obesity as lazy or lacking in willpower,” says William H. Dietz, MD, PhD, and director of the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.