'Medscape Physician Lifestyle Report 2014'
In the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on obesity, about 35 percent of the U.S. population is obese, which is a body mass index of ≥ 30. Although far fewer physicians of the total number who responded to the Medscape survey are obese (8 percent), being overweight is still a problem for 34 percent of them. According to investigators of a recent study using data from the 2003-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, looking at BMI alone may miss many people at risk for cardiovascular disease.
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