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Battle of the bulge: Does treating obesity as a disease help?


Sharma: “… any discussion about weight must begin with the doctor first asking the patient’s permission. It’s one of the cornerstones of a new roadmap for doctors the network is launching Tuesday. Called the “5 A’s of obesity management” — ask, assess, advise, agree, assist — the checklist is designed to help doctors and other health care workers broach the subject in a sensitive and non-judgmental manner.”Read Article