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."