"People don’t choose to be obese. There are different types of influences that can lead one down that path, and it can become very difficult to overcome, lasting for years or even a lifetime.
Obese people should have the same treatment opportunities as any other patient, but more importantly, they should be treated with the same respect as any other patient. Just because one’s body mass is significantly higher than someone else’s, doesn’t mean they should be treated any different. Doctors telling patients to simply lose weight is not doing them much help. It’s not a simple case of dieting that is going to make obese people not obese."