Heavier Physicians Less Likely to Talk to Patients About Weight

Are you looking for a doctor who will help you loose weight? Look carefully. Johns Hopkin’s researchers found in a nationwide survey of physicians that if physicians were at a healthy weight themselves, they were significantly more likely to engage in weight-loss conversations with their patients. Normal weight physicians also had more confidence in their ability to provide guidance on diet and exercise compared to overweight or obese physicians.

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