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Change in Physician Attitudes Can Help Obese Patients Lose Weight

20:00 EDT 16 Aug 2017 | AHC Media

Helping patients lose weight might require a change in world view – by physicians, according to research from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Similar to the transition that occurred with mental illness, study authors are seeking to alter physician thinking so that they consider obesity a treatable condition and not just individual responsibility.

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