No more shame
HEALTHCARE professionals joined forces earlier this month to end the stigma of being overweight. The Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism, Irspen, also hopes to raise awareness among those healthcare professionals who fail to treat obesity as they would any other chronic disease, such as type 2 diabetes or heart disease. The society says the stigma is stopping patients seeking care, which would not only treat obesity but many of its complications. See www.itsnotyourfault.ie.