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44% of people who were told they were overweight by their doctor exercised vs 34% not told
Monday, January 10, 2011 7:05 am Email this article
Overweight or obese people in the U.S. who had been told they were overweight by their doctor were more likely to exercise to try and lose weight than those who had not been told by their doctor -- 44% of those told by their doctor started exercising to lose weight versus 34% who had not been told they were overweight by their doctor.
This according to the 2003 to 2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey involving 16,720 non-pregnant adults in the U.S. REFERENCE
Yaemsiri S, Slining M, Agarwal S. Perceived weight status, overweight diagnosis, and weight control among us adults: The nhanes 2003-2008 study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2010 Nov 2, published on-line.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr SK Agarwal
Department of Epidemiology
Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina
137 E. Franklin Street, Suite 32
Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA.
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