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Obesity not defined by weight, says new guideline

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Health and the weight-related stigma

Obesity should not just be defined by weight, but also by a person's health.

Doctors should go beyond only recommending diet and exercise. They should take a holistic approach to health.

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The new guideline, funded by Obesity Canada, acknowledges their clinical limitations. Obesity is a complex, chronic condition that needs lifelong management.

There is a dominant cultural narrative regarding obesity that adds to the assumption about personal irresponsibility and lack of wi...

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Obese person's "best weight" might not be their "ideal weight." A small reduction of about 3-5% can lead to health improvements.

The new guideline notes that keeping the weight off is often difficult because the brain will compensate by making the body feel more hungry. The guideline encou...

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