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Obese cancer patients often shorted on chemo doses

Obese people are less likely to survive cancer, and one reason may be a surprising inequality: The overweight are undertreated. Doctors often short them on chemotherapy by not basing the dose on size, as they should. They use ideal weight or cap the dose out of fear about how much …

BBC News – Obese heart patients ‘do better’

Obese cardiac patients are less likely to die early than their normal weight counterparts, say researchers. This is despite them reporting worse health and being less likely to follow lifestyle advice, a study of more than 4,400 patients reported. One explanation is that doctors treat the disease more aggressively, the …

Some Fla. ob-gyns refuse obese patients – UPI.com

MIAMI, May 17 (UPI) — Some South Florida obstetrics-gynecology physicians say they are refusing healthy patients who are obese or very overweight because they riskier to treat. A poll of 105 obstetrics-gynecology practices by the South Florida Sun Sentinel indicates 15 have some type of weight cutoff for new patients …