'Fat Shaming' Encourages Weight Gain Rather Than Weight Loss

September 11, 2014 2:44 PM

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'Fat Shaming' Encourages Weight Gain Rather Than Weight Loss

"Fat shaming" does not encourage individuals to lose weight, a new study suggests.

Researchers looked at 2,944 U.K. adults over a four year period who reported experiencing weight discrimination, and found these individuals actually tended to gain more weight, University College London reported.

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