Overweight & Obesity

Changing the debate around obesity

The UK's National Health Service (NHS) needs to do more to address the ingrained stigma and discrimination faced by people with obesity, says a leading health psychologist.

Overweight & Obesity

Scientific community pledges to end obesity stigma

Coinciding with World Obesity Day, over 100 medical and scientific organisations have today pledged their support for a consensus statement that recognises unscientific public narratives of obesity as a major cause of weight ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Fat-shaming pregnant women isn't just mean, it's harmful

December is considered the most fertile month, a time when there's the greatest likelihood that children will be conceived. Some experts even pinpoint Dec. 11 as the most fertile day.

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 ...

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