Overweight doctors less likely to talk to patients about weight loss

01/26/2012 | Sun (Baltimore), The

Normal-weight doctors were more likely than their overweight counterparts to diagnose obesity in some patients and discuss weight loss with them, according to a study in the journal Obesity. Doctors with a normal BMI also were more confident in providing diet and exercise counseling and perceived their weight-loss advice as trustworthy, compared with obese or overweight physicians, the study's lead author said.

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