French doctor wants students to get grades for their weight3/27/2012
A French dietitian whose high-protein, low-starch diet is embraced by celebs, like Jennifer Lopez and Kate Middleton, could lose his medical license for his controversial assertion that 17-year-old students should get grades for their weight. Dr. Pierre Dukan said in January that French students should be graded and earn extra marks for meeting an "ideal weight," a statement that has landed him an ethics hearing before the French College of Physicians. The group says the comment violated medical guidelines that require doctors to be aware of the impact their statements have on the public and adds that the proposal "could have negative impact on young girls who are already overweight or anorexic," the BBC reports. Dukan claims his idea would only motivate those students who need to lose weight to do so.
Should students get grades for their weight?