Who you calling obese, Doc?

Collier, Roger
August 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, p1161
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the issue involving the use of the term "obese" in overweight people. Some patients with unhealthy weight are offended when they are labelled as obese. Dr. Arya Sharma of University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta says he prefaces the word "obese" with "medically" to imply a medical condition and not to hurt a patient's feelings. Sharma also emphasizes that other terms such as mammoth and monstrous clearly show societal stigmatization against obese individual.


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