The woman sat on my exam table and pointed to her snug paper gown. “Doctor,” she said, “I need your help losing weight.”
I spent the next several minutes speaking with her about diet and exercise, the health risks of obesity, and the benefits of weight loss—a talk I’ve been having with my patients for more than twenty years. But, like the majority of Americans, most of my patients remain overweight.
via Diet Drugs Work: Why Won’t Doctors Prescribe Them? : The New Yorker.
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