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When Doctors Fat-Shame Their Patients, Everybody Loses

August 24, 2019

A study by Janell Mensinger, PhD, an associate research professor and director of the Biostatistics Service Center in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was referenced in an Aug. 24 NBC News story. The study focused on how the practice of weighing patients is likely deterring people from going to the doctor. Mensinger's research suggests that body mass index is correlated with weight stigma and health-care stress.
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