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Weight Stigmas Demotivate The Overweight
2014-01-09 07:46:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Vermont found that presenting people who consider themselves overweight with the conventional stigmas of overweight people as lazy or self-indulgent caused them to feel less self-control when it came to eating afterward. In the study, which was published in Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, young women were asked to read a phony...

Mixed Messages About Eating Habits And Obesity From Children's Movies
2013-12-10 08:29:37

University of North Carolina Health Care In a world where animals often take the place of humans, sugar-sweetened beverages, exaggerated portion sizes and unhealthy snacks are common. So is TV watching, computer use and video games. But this world is not kind to those who are overweight. A panda that aspires to be a martial arts master is told he'll never make it because of his "fat butt," "flabby arms" and "ridiculous belly." A chipmunk is called "fatty ratty." A donkey is called a...

2013-11-13 08:29:04

Eisai to Convene Multidisciplinary Expert Panel in an Effort to Combat Growing Epidemic WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey conducted by Eisai Inc., in partnership with the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and The Obesity Society (TOS), reveals a disconnect between patients and physicians when discussing weight loss. The survey found that only 56 percent of overweight or obese adults report ever having discussed weight with their doctor, yet all physicians surveyed...

2013-09-21 23:02:12

In response to the problems with obesity in America, and to studies pointing to weight-based prejudice among health care professions, Diet Doc now offers their clients specially formulated, fat burning weight loss supplements. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 21, 2013 With a new study indicating that even professionals who treat eating disorders are not immune to weight-based prejudice, many people in San Francisco, and all across the United States are now searching for effective...

2013-09-20 12:24:34

SEVERNA PARK, Md., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) will launch its third annual National Weight Stigma Awareness Week (WSAW), September 23-27, 2013. This online event will help build awareness of what weight stigma is, the harmful effects weight stigma can have on people of all ages in all environments, and what can be done to stop it. Activities hosted on bedaonline.com include: posts from featured bloggers from across the globe providing their...

2013-07-25 10:17:24

Experiencing weight discrimination increases probability of later obesity Weight discrimination may increase risk for obesity rather than motivating individuals to lose weight, according to research published July 24 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Angelina Sutin and Antonio Terracciano from the Florida State University College of Medicine. The researchers compared the height and weight of over 6000 participants, measured in 2006 and 2010. They found that participants who...

2013-07-16 12:28:06

TAMPA, Fla., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is calling on the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to revise its body mass index (BMI) criteria for participating in the BSA 2013 National Jamboree. Currently, the BSA's policy excludes scouts with a BMI of 40 or higher from participating in the national jamboree. The OAC strongly disagrees with this exclusion and feels it further perpetuates weight bias among children affected by the disease of...

2013-06-10 23:00:51

Discrimination against obese and overweight individuals at work place and academia kept in closet for many years. Many people idealize prescription drugs as a solution to weight loss but yet missed an opportunity on a weight loss product, such as PhenObestin 37.5 that has been widely available. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 The most recent tweet by a Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico, Geoffrey Miller sparked an outrage across the country when he tweeted an insulting...

High Obesity Bias Found Among Med School Students
2013-05-24 10:23:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Commonly the butt of jokes and victims of bullying, obese people often don´t have it easy compared to thinner Americans, and a new study shows that even the most educated among the population can have a bias against them. According to a new report in the“¯Journal of Academic Medicine, two out of five medical students are unknowingly biased against obese people. "Bias can affect clinical care and the doctor-patient...

2013-05-11 23:01:41

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. Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) May 11, 2013 There are many social consequences associated with being overweight or obese and overweight or obese individuals, who are often trying to learn how to lose weight fast, can become targets of harsh weight-based stigmatization. Weight-based stigmatization comes in many...