Did You Know (Obesity) 6Did You Know (Obesity) 6
Dr. Ritwika Mallik (London)
Did You Know about weight stigma?
Did you know about the side effects of weight stigma?
We are publishing 6 short videos based on the outcomes of a study published in the medical journal The Lancet, about the importance of language between health-care professionals and people living with obesity.
In this Did You Know, the body fights back.
Ritwika is a Specialty Registrar in Diabetes and Endocrinology currently working as a Research Fellow at Barts Health NHS Trust. She is a content editor for You and Your Hormones, and is passionate about tackling misinformation.
Ritwika is interested in providing reliable and trusted clinical information to patients online through digital media that engages as well as informs.
The Lancet article The importance of language in engagement between health-care professionals and people living with obesity: a joint consensus statement
For more information on weight stigma and to find support in the UK got to The Obesity Empowerment Network
Patient introduction Chris the Elephant in the Room
Chris explores how it feels to realise you are obese and at risk, or in his own "words", when you find out you are the elephant in the room...
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