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GPs rarely use interventions for weight management in obese and overweight patients, study finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h142 (Published 13 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h142
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Most obese and overweight patients are not offered weight management interventions by their GPs, an analysis of electronic patient records from UK practices has shown. The study found that very low rates of advice, referrals, or use of obesity drugs were recorded.

Researchers analysed the anonymised data for 91 413 adult patients with a body mass index of ≥25 kg/m2 recorded between 2005 and 2012.1 They were randomly selected from the Clinical Practice …

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