Our expert says:
No I don't think one can generalize - I have had patients that followed instructions to the T, and some that did not - I think it depends on how serious the patient feels about changing his/her health and what his or her specific circumstances are, maybe the patient does not have the means or the time to follow a specific diet or exercise programme. I have sympathy with patients who find it difficult to change habits due to stressful circumstances or other reasons. I think a doctor should always try to see the situation from the patients point of view too.
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