Many People Lie To Their Doctors

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Do you tell your doctor you are a marathon runner, even though you only run to the refrigerator from the couch? Researchers studied more than 4,500 responses to a national survey and 60%-80% say they have lied to their doctor. More than a third reported not speaking up when they disagreed with their doctor's recommendation. The biggest reason given for lying included fear of judgment for and behavior and being embarrassed to tell the truth.