Overweight & Obesity

Weight stigma: five unspoken truths

Weight stigma – a negative response to someone based on their weight – is the fourth most common form of social discrimination amongst adults – after age, gender and race. It is the only form of discrimination still ...

Overweight & Obesity

Men may experience weight stigma as much as women

A new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut finds that a significant portion of adult American men report being mistreated about their weight. The findings suggest that men ...

Overweight & Obesity

Seeking solutions for the impact of obesity stigma

Arizona State University medical anthropologist and President's Professor Alexandra Brewis Slade says that even as more and more Americans find themselves carrying extra weight, the stigma attached to being overweight has ...

Overweight & Obesity

Weight stigma a daily experience for obese people

Overweight and obese people experience many more episodes of being stigmatised in their everyday lives than was realised, with most suffering almost daily negative treatment, a UNSW-led study shows.

Overweight & Obesity

Many obese women face stigma every day, study finds

(HealthDay)—Women who are overweight and obese are likely to experience frequent, daily insults and humiliation from strangers, family and friends, according to a new study.

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