Obesity is hard to manage - here's 7 ways GPs can rethink it

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I’ve been thinking about obesity almost constantly for the past three years.

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A PhD will do that to you.

While I procrastinate on finishing my thesis, here’s what I’m now doing, and thinking, differently about obesity.

1. Obesity is about more than weight

Obesity is an excess of body fat alongside an impairment in health. It is not just about having a big body. Smoking as a risk factor for heart disease far outweighs the risk of a high BMI but no metabolic abnormality. Hypertension is far worse

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