Fat Shaming May Feed Obesity Problem, Study Finds

September 11, 2014 8:27 PM

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Fat Shaming May Feed Obesity Problem, Study Finds

Fat shaming, or the harassing of overweight people, can actually make the obesity problem worse, a new study has found.

Researchers at University College London asked 3,000 people if they had ever faced discrimination on the basis of their weight. Of those respondents, 5 percent said they had experienced discrimination, less respect, poor service at retail outlets, and treated as if they were less intelligent than th...

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