The Impact of Weight Discrimination

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By Molly Clifton

A person who experiences weight discrimination is more likely to become obese or stay obese, rather than use the experience as motivation to lose weight.

Researchers in Florida followed more than 6,000 people during a four year period.

They found those who felt they were judged negatively for their weight were two and a half times more likely to become obese at the end of the four years.



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