Survey confirms that obesity prevention fails at the first step. Talking about being overweight with the doctor is taboo.
· Patients are seldom weighed regularly at the doctor's office, so gradual changes often go unnoticed · 68% of overweight persons say the doctor has never spoken to them about their weight. · Time constraints and a lack of financing are the biggest challenges in medical practice · seca calls for a policy to create opportunities for standardised weighing in a G.P. practice as an integrated obesity strategyHamburg, August 2018 – In many countries patients often do not see the doctor until after they've been weighed, but in the United Kingdom, a regular, standardised weighing rarely