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

Sharma: “…┬áany 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” ÔÇö ask, assess, advise, agree, assist ÔÇö the checklist is designed to help doctors and other health care workers broach the subject in a sensitive and non-judgmental manner.”Read Article