Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, March 1st, 2004
The report, in the February 9, 2004, Archives of Internal Medicine, cites data showing that about two-thirds of U.S. adults,131 million people, are overweight.
Despite the enormous public health impact of excess weight and a sedentary lifestyle, at least 300,000 premature deaths and more than $90 billion in health care costs each year, many doctors are failing to capitalize on their unique ability to help change patients' ways, the report says.
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