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Being correct about obesity

Timothy A Welborn and Satvinder S Dhaliwal
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (8): 429-430.
Published online: 18 April 2011

To the Editor: Van Der Weyden states that “obesity” has negative connotations and the capacity to stigmatise.1 “Intending to give minimal offence and shifting the focus from the person to the condition”, people substitute politically correct terms.1

  • Timothy A Welborn1
  • Satvinder S Dhaliwal2

  • 1 Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, WA.
  • 2 School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, WA.

Correspondence: s.dhaliwal@curtin.edu.au

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