Harvard Women's Health Watch

How false assumptions about weight may affect your health

It’s called “weight bias,” and even health care providers aren’t immune. If you’ve ever delayed a doctor’s appointment so you could lose a few pounds before your annual weigh-in, or hesitated to exercise in public because you felt self-conscious among a sea of hard-bodied gym goers, your weight may be affecting your health — but not in the way you might think. …

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