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Doctors Unaware of Their Own Obesity Bias

Obese Americans face a lot of stigma, including their doctor’s office, says a new report. Researchers found that two out of five medical students are completely unaware of their own ill feelings toward overweight and obese patients. The study’s authors emphasize that this bias can negatively impact the patient-doctor relationship and compromise the patient’s health, writes Science Daily.  

 

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