Can obese GPs advise on weight loss?

The appointment of Maggie De Block, a former GP who reportedly weighs 127kg, as the new Belgian health minister has sparked debate as to whether overweight doctors are fit to offer diet and lifestyle advice to patients.

The controversy prompted well-known Scottish GP Dr Margaret McCartney to write a column on the growing trend of "fat-shaming" doctors.

Dr McCartney says obesity in the medical profession is a result of their "toxic" working environments which involves long hours and lack of time to eat well and take regular exercise, and more efforts should be put into creating

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