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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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    maryellen001

    about 4 years ago

    30 comments

    DOCTORS ARE PEOPLE JUST LIKE US.. MOST DO NOT SMOKE I CAN TELL YOU THAT, BUT JUST LIKE THE REST OF US, WE ALL OR MOST STRUGGLE WITH OBESITY

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    maryellen001

    about 4 years ago

    30 comments

    OH COME ON, PREVENTING PREGNANCY IN A TEENAGER NOTHING WRONG HERE, AND ALL THE DRS AT PLANNED PARENTHOUD? SORRY ABOUT THE SPELLING, BUT ALWAYS INFORMED OF ALL THE COMPLACATIONS

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    maryellen001

    about 4 years ago

    30 comments

    VERY TRUE

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    maryellen001

    about 4 years ago

    30 comments

    SO THEY SHOW PRESENTATIONS TO THE OFFICE STAFF AND BRING LUNCH, AND SUPPLY THE OFFICE WITH FREE SAMPLES FOR THEIR PATIENTS TO HELP THEM, SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR THEM, JUST IN CASE THEY CAN'T TOLERATE IT FOR WHAT EVER REASON, IN THE 80'S THEY GAVE DRS TICKETS TO BIG SPORTS GAMES, VACATIONS ETC, THAT HAS STOPPED WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW IS NOT WRONG

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    clisshee

    about 4 years ago

    12 comments

    While I find this article to be good, I also find it to be somewhat one sided on certin things. Number 2 in particluar is bothersome to me. Yes, I have seen MDs accept free drug samples, pens, lunches etc, and yes I feel that pharm companies should spend that money on drug research instead, however I have seen MDs put the free drug samples to good use. I have seen quite a number of doctors give those free drug samples to families that have little money and can't afford the prices of the RXs. And while I have never witnessed a MD prescribe a contraceptive to a adolescent with our counseling a parent, I feel that might be a case by case situation.

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