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Doctors have weaker emotional rapport with obese, overweight patients: study
Southern California Public Radio

New research from Johns Hopkins finds physicians are less likely to form an emotional connection with patients who are overweight, which could negatively affect the quality of care. The study, which appeared in the journal Obesity, looked at nearly 40 primary care doctors – along with more than 200 of their patients – and determined that doctors were significantly more likely to show empathy, concern and understanding to patients who were of a normal weight.