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Stigmatization may have once served to protect early humans from infectious diseases, but that strategy may do more harm than good for modern humans.
A new study found that presenting people who consider themselves overweight with the conventional stigmas about overweight people caused them to feel less self-control when it came to eating afterward.
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Diet Doc now educates patients on how to lose weight safely while encouraging healthy weight loss to combat negative stigmas found to be most often encouraged through close relationships.
Individuals from stigmatized groups choose to present themselves in ways that counteract the specific stereotypes and prejudices associated with their group.
Crafting public health messages about a disease may create stigmas that influence how likely people are to endorse certain interventions, such as isolating infected persons, forcing treatment on them and mapping their location.