Providers hold bias toward obese patients, data indicate

Data on 389 health care professionals conducted by the Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders found a bias against overweight people, particularly by women and younger professionals. A teamwork approach that uses compassion and individualized weight-loss plans is most effective in helping overweight and obese patients, Dr. M. Kathleen Figaro writes.

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