Patients less inclined to trust overweight physicians, study finds

04/14/2013 | Reuters

Using a five-point scale to measure patients' trust in discussing health concerns with providers, researchers found normal-weight physicians attained an overall score of 4.0, compared with 3.4 and 3.3 in overweight and obese doctors, respectively. The findings in the International Journal of Obesity suggest patients may be less likely to follow the advice of heavier doctors.

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