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Chubby doctors

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[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="172" caption="E.D. Leavitt, Physician, Butte, Mt (Photo credit: Butte-Silver Bow Public Library)"][/caption]

Is your doctor fat, thin or just right?  HealthDay Reporter Randy Dotinga didn't actually say fat or thin in his Medicine Net report. He called them 'chubby' doctors, and that they could be bad for your health.

How? Yes, I asked the same question. Possible reasons derived from a new study are:

a doctor with extra pounds to his weight may be unlikely to advise patients to shed excess weight
overweight doctors who responded to a survey say that they are less likely to talk to their patients about weight control
even doctors of normal weight aren't prone to talking about  weight loss to their heavy patients

It doesn't seem far from the pot calling the kettle black. Study author Sara Bleich of the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health says "you can't look at overweight do…