12/21/2012

A majority of general practitioners think nutritionists and dietitians are better suited than are physicians to help obese patients lose weight, a survey by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health revealed. "In order to begin improving obesity care, medical education should focus on enhancing those obesity-related skills primary care physicians feel most qualified to deliver, as well as changing the composition of healthcare teams and practice resources," study lead author Dr. Sara Bleich said in a statement. The findings were published in BMJ Open.

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