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'Patients stared at my biscuits'

Dr Gill Jenkins says she feels under pressure from her patients to eat healthily and has encountered at least one uncomfortable moment in her supermarket.

Dr Jenkins, a GP in Bristol with a special interest in obesity and weight management, said she tried to practise what she preached. 'I bumped into two patients in Sainsbury's last week and they stared into my trolley,' she said. 'There was some healthy stuff but on top were the ice cream and biscuits for my children. There was nothing horrendous but there was a pack of 24 Creme Eggs.'

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