Doctors often overlook obesity in adults

04/13/2011 | Columbia Missourian

Experts say that sensitivities around discussing a patient's weight, a lack of training and time constraints can prevent physicians from effectively diagnosing and discussing obesity with patients. Some doctors wait to address obesity and weight loss until a patient has a "co-morbid" condition, such as diabetes, high cholesterol or hypertension, that requires treatment.

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