Acknowledging obesity

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Acknowledging obesity

A recent survey in the UK about patient attitudes towards weight and obesity showed that only 10 percent of patients who are clinically obese believe themselves to be obese. Discussing obesity and appropriate body weight with a physician or dietitian is an important step in recognizing the health risks of this condition and modifying lifestyle and diet accordingly.


Source:MacLean PS, Wing RR, Davidson T, Epstein L, Goodpaster B, Hall KD, Levin BE, Perri MG, Rools BJ, Rosenbaum M, Rothman AJ, Ryan D. NIH Working Group Report: Innovative Research to Improve Maintenance of Weight loss. Obesity (2015)23,7-15.