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High Obesity Bias Found Among Med School Students
2013-05-24 10:23:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Commonly the butt of jokes and victims of bullying, obese people often don´t have it easy compared to thinner Americans, and a new study shows that even the most educated among the population can have a bias against them. According to a new report in the“¯Journal of Academic Medicine, two out of five medical students are unknowingly biased against obese people. "Bias can affect clinical care and the doctor-patient...

2012-11-06 03:41:55

University of Alberta medical research supports the 'obesity paradox' Medical researchers at the University of Alberta studied the records of nearly 1000 patients who were admitted to hospital with pneumonia and noted those who were obese were more apt to survive compared to those who were of normal weight. For their research study, the team examined the records of 907 patients with pneumonia who were admitted to six Edmonton hospitals and also had their body mass index recorded....