Communicating messages on obesity and health | Letters

As for Sheila Manclark’s letter (August 16th), I’ve experienced too much about being fat-shamed in the medical field. Most recently, she was half-naked at an NHS hospital breast clinic. I have to go back to the clinic this month, but I am afraid of being told any more about my weight.

Multiple factors contribute to my weight, but lack of self-control is not one of them. Alongside intermittent fasting, he eats only two small, low-carbohydrate meals a day to slow his weight gain without stopping it. severe hypothyroidism; limited mobility due to other medical conditions; a genetic predisposition to hyperinsulinemia, which promotes fat deposition; and mitochondrial disorders that prevent my body from using its energy stores effectively. Post-menopausal weight gain – These are all issues I try to tackle on my own, with the help of my family doctor when I can afford it.

The NHS recommendations to cut calories and move around are too simplistic and do more harm than good for people like me.
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We live in a world where it’s getting harder and harder to tell inconvenient truths. It is undisputed that obesity increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and cancer. has become important to

Communication between healthcare professionals and patients may not be as empathetic or caring as it should be, but the underlying message is to be informative rather than shameful. are likely to become future generations of smokers.
Dr. Will Oakley
Poole, Dorset

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