Latest Weight stigma Stories

2012-05-30 09:59:22

Overweight women may never escape the painful stigma of obesity – even after they have shed the pounds, new research suggests.

2012-04-25 00:02:26

Kids can be really mean – especially to other kids – and school-yard bullying can have serious immediate and long-term effects.

2012-03-22 22:47:04

Obese white teenage girls who lose weight may benefit physically, but the weight change does not guarantee they are going to feel better about themselves.

2011-09-26 13:10:00

The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) announced today that it will launch its first annual National Weight Stigma Awareness Week, September 26-30, 2011. Severna

2011-03-03 12:33:39

The discrimination that obese people feel, whether it is poor service at a restaurant or being treated differently in the workplace, may have a direct impact on their physical health.

2011-01-11 14:47:52

Does obesity tend to "cluster" among young adults?

2010-09-15 10:23:00

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of the month of September being declared "National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month" by President Barack Obama and the U.S.

2010-04-18 09:20:00

Prejudice towards obese people is rife among trainee health professionals, but can be modified, new research has found.

2009-08-21 13:55:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obesity Society strongly opposes the current billboard campaign from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) promoting vegetarianism at the expense of stigmatizing overweight and obese persons.

Word of the Day
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.