Extent and Impact of Weight Bias and Stigmatizing in the society

Last updated on Jan 15, 2013

Posted on Jan 15, 2013

We all know that obese people face bias and the obese kids face ridicule and bullying.  What is the nature of the whole process of stigmatizing of obesity.  As the Obesity increases in America, the bias seems to be increasing and not decreasing.

This behavior by others to the obese people, creates a depression and lot of mental problems in those people, which can have a very damaging and often devastating impact on their whole life.

Yale Rudd Center has done a lot of work in this area and we can see the different documents here.

Rebecca Puhl, Director of Research and Weight Stigma Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, and Kelly Brownell, Rudd Center Director, discuss the extent and impact of weight bias.

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