April 16th, 2015
Patients who receive recommendations to lose excess pounds from their physicians are found, on average, to lose more weight than those who do not receive advice, according to a new paper written by a University of Georgia faculty member.
Joshua Berning, an assistant professor of agriculture and applied economics for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, began researching data on the subject of weight loss two years ago. The resulting paper, “The Role of Physicians in Promoting Weight Loss,” examines the effects of medical advice on patients and was published in the Economics and Human Biology journal.
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