healthfinder.gov | Docs Aren’t Coaching Overweight Kids on How to Slim Down: Study.

While U.S. doctors often urge obese teens to eat better and exercise more, overweight kids headed for obesity seldom get the same medical advice, a new study shows. That’s important, experts say, because preventing obesity is much easier than dealing with it once it’s there. In the study, fewer than half of all adolescents were advised to eat a healthful diet by their doctor, and only about a third were also told to get more exercise. Continue.