The weight stigma is ubiquitous and indisputable, even in the medical profession, experts say, as new research reveals the abuse and discrimination of obese people.
One woman said she was verbally abused at a supermarket to get a vaccine against Covid because of her size, while another said her doctor told her to lose weight after seeking help for allergies.
Others expressed frustration that all the health problems were related to being overweight, saying that the simple message of constantly “eating less and moving more” made them reluctant to see their doctor.
It is stated that a woman delayed the help of breast care, her cancer was found in the fourth stage.
Lucy Nyland, Ipsos Mori, who led the study, said people said they were happier with the blockade because it meant they did not have to go out and “stand in front of public control”.
The study found that weight stigma poses a “collective blindness”. Those who are overweight are perceived as a lazy or oppressive society whose weight increases as a weakness or lifestyle choice, rather than as a complex, chronic condition.
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Previous surveys have found that 94% of people in the UK believe that a person is responsible for obesity rather than genetic, physiological or psychological factors or social issues such as poverty.
One in four adults in the UK is considered obese, as is one in five children between the ages of ten and eleven.
A woman who participated in the film accompanying the research said: ”
The study looked at the barriers people face to getting support and treatment քաշ for weight loss. The researchers interviewed health professionals and spent two weeks with obese people in the UK.
“What we found was, in fact, that we have massive blindness to the weight stigma,” Ms. Nyland said. “It’s absolutely everywhere – for the most part, if for the most part it is indisputable, we just don’t see how biased we are.
“We also found out that we live in a society that produces idols, classifies obesity as the opposite of those things, as weakness, as the outflow of society, as a burden.
“When we talk about things like the obesity crisis, we’re talking about who’s responsible, who’s fault, the cost to the NHS, the cost to taxpayers.
“What we are not really discussing is that there is a difference in the salary of obesity, or people are seen as lazy or stupid.
“We heard stories of people shouting at the supermarket or taking out food from the shopping trolley, telling them what to eat or what not to eat.
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“Sadly, some have told us that they prefer to block because it means they do not have to go out into the public domain to comment on strangers.
“Espresso is a lifestyle choice, something that people can control, not a complicated one for many reasons.”
He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture and that her confession had been obtained through torture. which has serious consequences for those living with obesity.
It is common to refrain from certain medical treatments, such as in vitro fertilization or transplantation, until patients lose weight.
Other studies have shown that people wait an average of three years to receive treatment for weight loss problems.
Stephanie De Giorgio, a doctor with a special interest in obesity and women’s health, said she was “ashamed” of her profession during an online survey to begin the study.
He said that as well as providing physicians with knowledge about obesity, surgeries should take practical steps to reduce stigma, such as access to seats and blood pressure cuffs.
He said. “We know that health professionals are not immune to this.
“Weight is a cycle, many people will lose weight, then they will gain weight again, the internal weight bias is so pervasive that I still honestly feel that I am a better person when I am thinner than it. when I gain weight.
“If I put on my doctor’s hat, we really have to think differently about it in healthcare.”
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Obesity can lead to type 2 diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and some cancers, such as breast and bowel cancer.
Sarah Le Brock, who describes herself as an obesity advocate and patient leader, said it was not about normalizing obesity, but about ensuring “equal treatment” of those who are overweight.
Mark Prichard, Johnson & Johnson’s metabolic leader who funded the study, said overeating was to blame for the obesity epidemic, rather than overeating.
When BBC TV presenter Dr Chris Van Tullen took part in an experiment in which he ate mostly processed foods for a month, brain scans showed that the parts of Chris’s brain that were responsible for the pay were connected to the areas they generated. repetitive, automatic behavior.
Such a brain reaction is observed in people addicted to tobacco, drugs and alcohol.
Pritchard said the evidence shows that the cost of health care weight management interventions is reimbursed within three years by the NHS.
Patients with bariatric surgery are said to have lost 75% in the 14 months after treatment.
Dr. Andrew Cow, Vice-Chair of the BMA Scotland Medical Committee, says: “Of course, doctors-doctors must be ready to discuss eating and weight with patients within the framework of a ten-minute consultation, to direct patients to where it is available. but given the complexity of the issues, it can be particularly sensitive.
“The simple phrase ‘eat less, move more’ remains good advice, but it certainly does not replace the more comprehensive weight management and nutrition services we would like to make available to all patients.”
Francesco Rubino, a professor in the Department of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at King’s College London, who participated in the film, said that society would not solve the problem of obesity until the stigma was removed.
“All the science of the last 40 years shows us that we are far from knowing the cause of this problem.”