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Fat or obese?

Lumpy1

Full Member
S: 15st0lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 28.1 Loss: 3st4lb(21.9%)
#1
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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TRISTAR

Silver Member
S: 21st12lb C: 12st11lb G: 9st5lb BMI: 30.7 Loss: 9st1lb(41.5%)
#2
It sounds awful. Sadly fattism hasnt yet been outlawed like sexism and racism
 

Nini89

Full Member
S: 18st8lb C: 17st2lb G: 10st13lb BMI: 37.6 Loss: 1st6lb(7.69%)
#4
(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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