Has your primary care doc ever talked with you about whether your weight is healthy or not?
Now authors of a new study say that conversation is less likely to happen if your doctor is overweight or obese. One key finding was that overweight and obese doctors were less likely to discuss weight with patients than were doctors with a healthy BMI.
But I found another statistic even more alarming: Even among the healthy BMI doctors, only 30% reported discussing weight with obese patients.
The health risks associated with obesity are clear – including increased risk for many cancers. So why aren’t doctors doing more to help their patients?