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5 Shocking Stats About Doctors

Nina Kim | NursingLink

#5: Doctors Are as Overweight as the Rest of Us

You hear it every time you to go the doctor — it wouldn’t hurt to lose a couple of pounds. Eight out of 10 Americans over the age of 25 are overweight, and 78% of Americans are not meeting basic activity level recommendations.

So if doctors are telling their patients to lose weight, then they should all be fit and healthy right? Wrong — in fact, 44% of doctors admit they’re overweight.

Source: Nutrition & Food Science; Minnesota Medicine

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