Study Shows Obese Men more Receptive to Receiving Weight Loss Counseling

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When compared to their female counterparts, men who are obese are more likely to engage in open dialogue and receive counseling on how to lose weight, especially when they have male physicians, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University.

Obese female patients and women physicians were least likely to have discussions regarding weight, and the study authors theorized that it is due to notions that women are sensitive and unsatisfied with their bodies.

“Perhaps societal norms linking physical fitness to masculinity leads male physicians to view obese men as more receptive to weight-related counseling and contributes to open  Continue reading