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But studies have shown that doctors have anti fat bias to in one survey of four hundred doctors. Almost twenty percent admitted that they disliked or were disgusted by obese patients. Studies have found. That patients are picking up on this. They're like yeah. I can tell and they tell researchers that doctors are crappy to them which makes them not wanna go in one person. We reached out to said that she was afraid to go to the doctor. Because of this we also hear stories of doctors being so focused on a patient's weight that they totally miss serious health problems like janet told us about this one woman named rebecca but initial symptom. That made her go to. The doctor was that she was having trouble. Breathing and several physicians attributed her difficulty breathing to her body mass index. They said you're obese. That's why he can't breathe. You need to lose some weight. Come back later. And in actuality rebecca had was lung cancer. That's really terrifying. It is okay. So where does this leave us. Well for people with higher beam is we do see an increase in some conditions like diabetes and some cancers and mobility problems but this is far from universal. Lots of fatter people are perfectly healthy. And of course some skinnier people are unhealthy. A few scientists told me that it's best to think of a high bmi as just one risk factor not the be all end all generally though if we could wave a magic wand and make everyone on earth a normal bmi we probably would be healthier. The problem is harry potter has been canceled. There is no magic wand and weight. loss's super hard. In fact only something like one in five people who tries to lose weight can lose it and keep it off so given that it probably makes more sense to stop obsessing over the scale and pay more attention to our behaviors. but we're eating. And how much removing for example. One dutch study followed overweight and obese. People for fifteen years and found that those who got lots of exercise had no increased heart disease risk and a bunch of other studies find similar things. That healthy behaviors cut down lots of problems regardless bmi for me personally all this made me realize there was no reason to freak out when i crossed over into this overweight category. It's not like accidentally stumbled into the upside down the demagogue out to get me although it was disappointing to find out it probably wasn't all muscle but i'm happy with where i'm at now that science versus Hello hello ready. Freddy kennedy anyone calling. I can't foster keys. Are intern here at science versus and how many citations are in. This week's episode are a hundred and forty citations in this episode. Okay that's not too shabby if people wanna go and check them out Where should they go. They go to the transcript which is in our show notes. Thanks again thanks bye next week. We're looking at childbirth. 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