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WEIGHT BIAS GOES BOTH WAYS


Weight Bias Goes Both Ways

Despite their extensive medical trainingdoctorsare not immune to the stereotypes and stigma related to obesity. Previous research has shown that medical professionals routinely stereotype overweight patients, and a new survey shows that patients judge doctors by their physiques as well. Respondents in a recent survey said that they are less likely totrust or follow the advice of a physician who is overweight or obese. Considering that about half of the doctors in the US fall into these categories, this sort of weight bias could have significant and widespread consequences. More… Discuss