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How Health Care Bias Harms Fat Patients

Beyond the “obesity epidemic,” fat patients face another public health crisis—bias, disinterest, and misdiagnoses

Your Fat Friend
Jan 17, 2019 · 6 min read
Photo: SeventyFour/iStock/Getty Images Plus

“Is this an epidemic? How widespread is this kind of misdiagnosis?”


For so long, bodies like mine have been called an epidemic, a threatening sickness tearing through the population like a wildfire through a countryside.



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