Fascist Health Care: We only operate on people
who don’t need operations?
A new policy in England, an NHS ban on surgery for people who are obese.
“”One of the most popular explanations is that fat people get more aggressive treatment than thin people, because their weight raises red flags at the doctor’s office. This seems questionable: studies show that overweight and obese people tend to avoid doctors, get fewer preventive screenings, and receive worse treatment because they’re often misdiagnosed as “fat” rather than with a specific medical condition.””
Scientists now think that being overweight can protect your health
- “Dieting does not meet the criteria for ethical, evidence-based medicine. But as studies like Matheson et. al, Wei et. al., and the Cooper Institute Longitudinal Studies show us, focusing on our actual health, and allowing our bodies to settle at whatever weight they settle, is a far more evidence-based health practice than trying to feed our bodies less food than they need in the hopes that they’ll eat themselves and become smaller, and that somehow the result will be improved health.”
An Open Letter To James Corden From A Fellow Fat Person
Watch James Corden’s beautifully honest response to Bill Maher’s pro-fat shaming take
- “When the culture and the medical world are constantly pushing the idea that “obesity” needs to be eliminated, it’s not the fat cells that are feeling that stigma—it’s the fat people. This hierarchy of bodies is nothing new, with roots in racism, slavery and every other attempt to rank bodies. We can no longer pretend that being less likely to be hired or get promotions, being paid less, receiving biased medical treatment, being socially excluded and bullied are attempts to help people “be healthier.” These are the direct consequences of living in a culture that vilifies and fears fat bodies and that treats the people living in them as morally lesser beings.”
Fat Is Not the Problem—Fat Stigma Is
“Negative words—“noncompliant,” “overindulgent,” “weak willed”—pop up in their medical histories with higher frequency. In one study, researchers presented doctors with case histories of patients suffering from migraines. With everything else being equal, the doctors reported that the patients who were also classified as fat had a worse attitude and were less likely to follow their advice. And that’s when they see fat patients at all: In 2011, the Sun-Sentinel polled OB-GYNs in South Florida and discovered that 14 percent had barred all new patients weighing more than 200 pounds.”
Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong
NHS provokes fury with indefinite surgery ban for smokers and obese
5 Reasons Why Everything You Think You Know About Obesity Is Wrong (Or At Least Really Shady)
In treating obese patients, too often doctors can’t see past weight
Horrible New Medical Guidelines for Fat Patients
- Low and behold, a higher BMI may even mean that we’re healthier than if we were thinner, as long as health conditions related to weight ARE addressed!
Does Putting On A Few Pounds Help You Cheat Death?
How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat
For years doctors have and continue to promote a diet regimen unsupported by evidence or research. They told us to eat this way!http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/13/493739074/50-years-ago-sugar-industry-quietly-paid-scientists-to-point-blame-at-fat
50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat