Report: Obese people should get counseling, panel says
A health panel is now saying that those who fall into the ‘obese’ category should seek counseling.
According to a story posted to TheFrisky.com, a federal health advisory panel recommended earlier this week, that obese adults receive intensive counseling in order to address the mounting obesity epidemic in America.
The story says the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force encouraged doctors to identify and aid obese patients by providing counseling, or referring them to a weight loss-oriented program.
Specially targeted: patients with a body mass index of 30 or more — which is currently one in three Americans.