Advertisement

How can weight discrimination make obesity worse?

Caroline M. Apovian, MD
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Weight discrimination can make obesity worse; obese people often feel uncomfortable in their doctor's office or hospital, and they are less prone to seek preventive care. Watch weight loss specialist Caroline Apovian, MD, explain this concept. 

Continue Learning about Obesity

The Insider’s Guide to Healthy Hawaii: How Obesity Affects Your Mental Health
The Insider’s Guide to Healthy Hawaii: How Obesity Affects Your Mental Health
Nearly 24 percent of Hawaii’s adults are obese, according to The State of Obesity, a report issued by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wo...
Read More
What are the health risks associated with obesity?
Dr. Dawn MarcusDr. Dawn Marcus
Obesity is more than a cosmetic problem. It increases the risk of developing a variety of health con...
More Answers
4 Things Overweight People Are Tired of Hearing
4 Things Overweight People Are Tired of Hearing4 Things Overweight People Are Tired of Hearing4 Things Overweight People Are Tired of Hearing4 Things Overweight People Are Tired of Hearing
Don't make someone feel small just because they're a bit bigger.
Start Slideshow
How Can Mindfulness Make Us Eat Healthier?
How Can Mindfulness Make Us Eat Healthier?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.