2023 AACE Consensus Statement: Addressing Stigma and Bias in the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Obesity/Adiposity-Based Chronic Disease and Assessing Bias and Stigmatization as Determinants of Disease Severity

Obesity is a key focus area for AACE as shown by several recent AACE statements outlining a chronic care model and new terminology (adiposity-based chronic disease) for obesity to more accurately reflect obesity as a chronic disease. This new consensus statement summarizes important areas of agreement around the topics of obesity stigma and weight bias from the perspectives of the individual, clinicians, and the health care system following the May 2022 AACE Consensus Conference on improving obesity outcomes.

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Listen to podcast episode 40 to hear from endocrine expert Karl Nadolsky, DO, DABOM, discuss the key takeaways from the AACE Consensus Statement with Endocrine Practice Editor-in-Chief Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD, FACE.