Do doctors take their own advice?

Although doctors tend to be frowned upon for being stereotypically ‘bad patients’, do they actually practice what they preach and follow their own healthcare advice? A study by Medscape shows that one third of American doctors are overweight, with GP’s and general surgeons weighing in the heaviest, with nearly half of this group being obese. Only four out of 10 physicians actually follow a recommended diet such as the Mediterranean diet, however 57% of overweight doctors are combating their weight problems by exercising at least twice a week.

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