Provider's extra pounds an issue with overweight youths

07/21/2009 | NYTimes.com

Dr. Perri Klass says that, as a medical professional who struggles with weight issues, it can be difficult to talk to young patients about the subject. Experts say on one hand it can increase a provider's compassion and understanding for overweight patients. On the other hand, it could leave youths with the impression their provider lacks understanding of the problem and how to correct it.

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