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Obese? Sometimes you just have to hear it from someone in a white coat to believe it
It's not nice to call someone fat. That's a simple rule of thumb, repeated by parents of small children everywhere. For physicians, however, it's a social nicety that must be set aside if they are to act in the best interests of an overweight or obese patient.
Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times
February 28, 2011