… and a study has now shown that this is a key reason for some of the health problems faced by those* who are “overweight”. The article discusses a huge range or problems, including:
-Attribution bias, in which doctors assume that the weight is responsible for other problems and thus misdiagnose.
-Doctors refusing to perform procedures which are more difficult due to the weight.
-Lack of equipment properly sized to deal with heavier patients.
-Shaming tactics, like a woman with a torn ligament, whose surgeon refused to operate until she “stopped eating fast food” (which she didn’t actually even eat).
*Sometimes the article is couched in general terms, other times it focuses on women.