melissavest Posted June 13, 2009 Report Share Posted June 13, 2009 Hey all! I am writing a paper for grad school on an artwork of overweight women, and I was doing some research and found these statistics: Weight Prejudice and Medical Practice Many heavy patients report distressing experiences with health care providers. (http://www.fwhc.org/health/fatfem.htm) Physicians and health care providers frequently focus solely on an individual?s body size rather than their actual health problem. Heavy patients are commonly advised to lose weight regardless of their state of health. And while a thin person is given medication or other appropriate treatments, a heavy person with the same symptoms may simply be told to lose weight. Even though the U.S. Department of Health and the World Health Organization agree that dieting and weight lose surgery can be dangerous to human health, patients healthfulness continues to be determined by their body mass index regardless of the lack of scientific evidence supporting its use. Current medical technology has only a 10% success rate in treating obesity. Sounds familiar! Thought I'd share! The research is by Bradley University and it's called The Body Project Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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