• Terminology matters in medical communication about obesity

    4 days ago - By Healio

    People with obesity view language such as “obese person” as stigmatizing and prefer that health care providers use people-first language, such as “person with obesity,” when discussing weight, according to survey findings published in a research letter in JAMA Surgery.
    Survey respondents also reported that discussing weight stigma helps them lose more weight, according to researchers
    Rebecca L. Pearl, PhD, assistant professor of psychology of the department of psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues reviewed data
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