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Patients have more confidence in non obese doctors

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:03026
  1. Clare Hughes1
  1. 1London

If medical students want to become trustworthy doctors then they need to get in shape, according to a study published in the journal Preventive Medicine in January. Researchers from Mercer University School of Medicine, Georgia, United States, found that “patients seeking care from non-obese physicians indicated greater confidence in general health counselling and treatment of illness …

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