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Doctors and nurses’ weight biases harm overweight patients
Los Angeles Times

I’m quite thin now, but that wasn’t always the case. As a child, I carried around extra weight for many years — and my brothers never let me forget it. They called me “Logs” (as in, my legs looked like them) and “Orca” (as in, I was the size of one). I think “Moo Cow Chunk Chunk” was the one that stung the most.

People who are overweight live with this type of ridicule all the time.