Your Doctor May Not Be Able to Help You Lose Weight
A recent poll of American physicians showed that they admit that that they are not the best people to consult for weight-loss advice. Less than half of those polled said they could successfully help obese patients shed excess weight. Instead, they recommended nutritionists and dietitians as more qualified. The poll examined doctors’ opinions on how to properly care for obese individuals and how those perspectives have changed over time. Just 44% said they helped patients struggling with obesity to trim their fat.