THE AMERICAN JOURNAL

America’s new surgeon general says jibes that she is overweight were ‘hurtful’

By David Gardner
Last updated at 10:34 PM on 11th January 2010

 America’s new top doctor has said that she found jibes that she was overweight ‘very hurtful.’

Critics claimed Dr Regina Benjamin’s appointment as U.S. Surgeon General was sending the wrong message in a country where 34 per cent of Americans aged 20 and over are obese.

Dr Benjamin, who was sworn in today, admitted she is battling the scales

Read more: Daily Mail UK

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