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Fat or obese?

Discussion in 'General Weight Loss Discussion' started by Lumpy1, 26 July 2011 Social URL.

  1. Lumpy1

    Lumpy1 Full Member

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    Just picked up a 'Diet and Arthritis' information booklet during a routine visit with OH. Noted that the booklet refers to obese people as 'fat' or 'very fat'.

    Now I always thought that obese is a worse phrase, and seems more serious as medical terminology. Being called fat or very fat by a doctor just seems like playground bullying at best or will have a counter-productive effect on the patient at worse. Or is it just me?
     
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    It sounds awful. Sadly fattism hasnt yet been outlawed like sexism and racism
     
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    Yeah I agree.
    Fat seems an immature term.
     
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    (what are we doing up at this hour?! Haha) but yes I think obese is a more serious term. Fat is just a horrible mean word that bullies use and should not be included in medical terminology.
     
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