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Study: Doctors need tools to help patients slim down
USA Today

Physicians know they’re on the front lines in the fight against obesity, but many say they don’t have staff able to help patients with weight loss, according to a survey of 290 primary-care physicians by Harris Interactive. Among the findings:

•89% of doctors believe it’s their responsibility to help patients lose weight.

• 72% say no one in their office has been trained to deal with weight problems.