Weight Bias, Stigma & COVID-19 – CALL TO ACTION

Weight Bias, Stigma & COVID-19 – CALL TO ACTION

People living with obesity frequently experience weight bias, stigma and discrimination. This is due in part to the lack of understanding of obesity as a chronic disease characterised by adiposity that impairs health not just body size or high body mass index (BMI).

The role that weight bias, stigma and discrimination play in health care has been well documented. Emerging data indicate that people with obesity may be at higher risk for developing more severe COVID-19 complications, requiring access to critical care….

Read more from our colleagues on the Obesity Canada website HERE