[Content Note: Fat bias; medical malfeasance.]
From the Whoooooooooooops I Diagnosed You as Fat Files: Brian Harms was diagnosed as fat and told to lose weight if he wanted to feel better. Turns out he had a cyst deep in his brain that nearly killed him, of which uncontrollable weight gain was a symptom. Whoops!
Thank Maude that Harms lived.
But when people like me say "Fat hatred kills people all the time," this is what I mean. It's not hyperbole. It's a terrible truth.
[H/T to Shaker Carol.]