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Mikey Mercedes and Kate Johnson
Mikey Mercedes and Kate Johnson

Bias Against Bodies: Medical fatphobia can have life-or-death consequences

Advocates say barriers to care can be far more harmful than fatness itself.


We’re taught from a young age that fatness and weight gain are inherently unhealthy. But research shows being fat is not itself unhealthy, and anti-fat bias is immeasurably harmful to our health. The Health At Every Size framework of care presents solutions.

Reset digs into the barriers fat people face in medicine — and how that impacts every other part of their lives.

GUESTS: Dr. Kate Johnson, interim chair of psychiatry at Loyola University

Marquisele Mercedes, writer and doctoral student at Brown University’s school of public health

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