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The “fat shaming” that doctors do when patients are in for a visit can be not only mentally harmful but also physically harmful, says a recent report from Science News.

The American Psychological Association (APA) says such actions amount to medical discrimination based on a person’s size, and they take a toll on a person’s health and well-being.

The APA encouraged medical professionals to be aware of avoiding recommending tests and blood work by thinking the patient’s problem is all fat.

One study of autopsies found obese patients were more likely to have undiagnosed medical conditions or they may not have been administered an appropriate dose of a drug needed for better health.

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