Weight bias may further worsen obesity, study finds

07/25/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Data on more than 6,000 study participants indicated that those who experienced weight-related bias in 2006 were more than twice as likely to be obese in 2010. Weight discrimination affects self-esteem, which in turn makes it difficult for heavier people to believe they can make changes to improve their body mass, an expert said. The results appear on the website of PLoS One.

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