The consequences of a weight-centric approach to healthcare: A case for a paradigm shift in how clinicians address body weight
Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Current healthcare is weight-centric, equating weight and health. This approach to healthcare has negative consequences on patient well-being. The aim of this article is to make a case for a paradigm shift in how clinicians view and address body weight. In this review, we (1) address common flawed assumptions in the weight-centric approach to healthcare, (2) review the weight science literature and provide evidence for the negative consequences of promoting dieting and weight loss, and (3) provide practice recommendations for weight-inclusive care.
dieting, obesity, overweight, weight stigma, weight-centric, weight-inclusive
Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging
Kasuen Mauldin, Michelle May, and Dawn Clifford. "The consequences of a weight-centric approach to healthcare: A case for a paradigm shift in how clinicians address body weight" Nutrition in Clinical Practice (2022): 1291-1306. https://doi.org/10.1002/ncp.10885