New study says doctors are nicer to thin patients
One would assume that all doctors treat their patients with equal concern. But a new study is saying that your doctor may treat you better if you are thin. That study is published in Obesity, according to Shine.Yahoo.com.
According to the report, researchers at Johns Hopkins University recorded discussions between 39 primary care physicians and more than 200 patients who had high blood pressure. Some of the patients in the group were of normal weight, some overweight, and some obese. The study found that there was no distinguishable difference in the overall type of care each patient received, but when researchers analyzed the transcripts of each visit, they noticed there one big discrepancy: Doctors were noticeably nicer to patients who were of normal weight or thin.