Study: Lower levels of preventive care among obese people

08/9/2005 | NYTimes.com

While obesity presents its own spectrum of problems, new research suggests people who are obese often do not receive the same standard of preventive care as non-obese people. The study found obese women were less likely than non-obese women to receive mammograms and Pap smears to screen for cancer, and obese people of both sexes had lower rates of receiving flu shots.

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