Do Doctors Treat Fat Patients Differently?
Weight discrimination is a widespread issue, and now a new study reveals that even doctors are guilty of it. How does this affect patient care and is anything being done about it? Laci finds out.
"Weight Bias Is As Prevalent As Racial Discrimination, Study Suggests"
"Discrimination against overweight people--particularly women--is as common as racial discrimination, according to a study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University."
"Overweight patients face bias, even from doctors"
"A provocative new study suggests that they are - that thin patients are treated with more warmth and empathy than those who are overweight or obese."
"Implicit and Explicit Anti-Fat Bias among a Large Sample of Medical Doctors by BMI, Race/Ethnicity and Gender"
"Overweight patients report weight discrimination in health care settings and subsequent avoidance of routine preventive health care."
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