Credit to Photographers Matt Love & Maura Murphy
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Studies have shown that it can take on average 6 years for a person living with obesity to discuss their weight with their GP. This may be attributed to the fact that the same studies report that 79% of healthcare professionals believed for their patients to lose weight they simply needed to completely change their lifestyle.We now have scientific evidence explaining the complex interactions of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychosocial factors which can contribute to the disease of obesity. Stigma in Healthcare settings is common. These images portray a positive consultation between patient and GP and the appropriate equipment needed for people in larger bodies.