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Obesity: medical leaders call for end to “stigmatising” language

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 04 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m858
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and more than 100 medical and scientific organisations around the world have called for an end to “unscientific, stigmatising language” around obesity.

In a consensus statement published in the journal Nature Medicine on 4 March to coincide with the first World Obesity Day, the organisations argued for strong policies and legislation to prevent weight based discrimination.1

The …

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