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Importance of Topic to Practice
For years, individuals with larger bodies have been told by medical providers, government agencies and society in general that having a higher body weight is harmful to one’s health and the health care system (1-3). Individuals with a higher body weight are often subjected to weight bias, stigma and discrimination (1) and are often told to lose weight in efforts to improve their health. Until recently, much of the global health care education and public health