Study: Doctors don't talk to teens enough

July 19, 2011 9:46:33 AM PDT
Doctors may not be doing enough when they see their teenage patients.

Government advisory panels are encouraging doctors to talk to teens about weight, exercise and their eating habits.

However, a study in the current issue of Pediatrics found that teens on the verge of obesity aren't getting this information from doctors.

In addition, the study found that the number of doctors talking to teens about exercise, diet and emotions fell between 2003 and 2007.

The study included more than 9,000 boys and girls, between the ages of 12 and 17.

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