Doctors have difficulty giving weight-loss advice
Washington Post/Hartford Courant, January 31, 2008
In this era of rampant obesity, it's tough for those who love each other to talk frankly about weight. Imagine how hard it can be for near strangers such as doctors to point out the obvious. Study after study shows that doctors often don't tell their patients that they need to lose weight. They also struggle to find the right words to convey concern without blame.