Some ethical reflections on weight-loss diets


Ertin H., Ozaltay B.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.41, no.6, pp.951-957, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1012-1344
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.951-957
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aim: To assess how weight-loss diets tend to move away from the authority of conventional medicine and become a field of abuse. Endocrinologists and specialists on metabolic diseases are rarely called upon to speak about obesity, whereas physicians from unrelated fields or nonphysicians frequently appear in the media.