Study: Obese adults less likely to get health screenings

08/30/2005 | Yahoo!

Obese white adults are less likely than people of normal weight to get such preventive health care screenings as mammograms, pap testing and flu vaccination, according to a new study. The researchers speculated that an "anti-fat bias" could explain the lower rates of care, but they noted that the disparity was not seen among obese black people, compared to other black adults.

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