Doctors urged to treat obesity like any other ailment

November 12, 2013 10:19 PM

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Doctors urged to treat obesity like any other ailment

New guidelines say that there is no ideal diet — whatever works to help obese patients lose 5%-10% of their body weight.

There's no ideal diet that's right for everyone, but that shouldn't stop the nation's doctors from helping their heavy patients battle weight issues as aggressively as things like blood pressure, according to new obesity treatment guidelines out Tuesday.

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