Even though obesity is second only to smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., 57 percent of overweight people have never had a discussion about weight with their doctors, according to a new Roper Starch survey that examined the level of communication about weight between doctors and patients. In addition, the new survey found that 62 percent of overweight people do not believe that their weight poses a serious health risk, even though being overweight or obese is a ...

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