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MAY 03, 2013 - Shape

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Are Doctors Nicer to Thin Patients?

Doctors are supposed to do no harm and therefore, you could assume, treat all patients with equal concern. But your white coat may be nicer to you if you’re thin, a new study to be published in Obesity suggests.Researchers at Johns Hopkins University obtained permission to record discussions between 39 primary care physicians and more than 200 patients who had high blood pressure. Of the 200 patients, 28 were of normal weight (having a BMI of under 25), 60 were overweight (BMI of 25 to 30), and 120 were obese (having a BMI of 30 or greater). Related articles:  ... Read More

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