Saturday, February 9, 2008
The right way to talk about fat
Recently we had a lecture about various gynecologic cancers. There were several mentions of weight as a risk factor and it was as simple as that. Not in a condescending way, not in a "they deserved it" kind of way, not in a "and by the way they need to diet NOW" kind of way. Just simply explaining. The lecturer also pointed out that women with ovarian cancer are often told that they're just getting fat when, in fact, they have tumors growing. Not surprising to me, but good to mention to our class, I think.
Posted by chartreuse at 5:36 PM