I just wanted to know what is being taught about obesity in medical school at this time. Is it being taught that it is a disease, symptom, or cause? When I was shadowing a physician who specialized in respiratory/sleep medicine, he basically thought that all of his sleep apnea patients were lazy fatasses. All he told them to do was to use this machine to help open up the airways and to lose weight, nothing at all on how to lose weight, he did not prescribe any drugs for weight loss, he didn't recommend any surgeries for weight loss, and he did not give any consultations to a bariatric specialist, or nutritionist, he just told them to diet and exercise. Why is this "diet and exercise" ideology still being spread around when everyone knows that it does not work.