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Treat obesity with diet, exercise, says medical panel

A panel of medical experts on Monday encouraged doctors to recommend a well-planned, nutritious diet and exercise programs for obese patients as opposed to prescribing weight-loss medication. “One of the problems with drugs is that the clinical trials just show short-term outcomes,” said pediatrician Dr. David Grossman, who led the U.S. Prevention Services Task Force panel that issued the recommendations.

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