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Who's Obese? Patients, Doctors Differ

Obesity Health Warnings Ignore Racial, Cultural Diversity

When Body Size Does Affect Health continued...

Like Davis, Davidson finds the discussion about obesity has to focus on health, not weight itself.

"If you went to a doctor and he said, 'Your nose is a mess, I'm sending you to surgery,' would you do anything about that? No," she says. "But if the doctor said, 'You can't breathe right, we need to straighten your nose out. It will change your appearance, but you will sleep better, and have fewer health problems,' you'd be much more likely to listen."

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