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The stigma of obesity: a review and update.
Reviews epidemiology Obese individuals are highly stigmatized and face multiple forms of prejudice and discrimination because of their weight (1,2). The prevalence of weight discrimination in theExpand
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Bias, discrimination, and obesity.
This article reviews information on discriminatory attitudes and behaviors against obese individuals, integrates this to show whether systematic discrimination occurs and why, and discusses neededExpand
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Stigma, obesity, and the health of the nation's children.
Preventing childhood obesity has become a top priority in efforts to improve our nation's public health. Although much research is needed to address this health crisis, it is important to approachExpand
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Obesity stigma: important considerations for public health.
Stigma and discrimination toward obese persons are pervasive and pose numerous consequences for their psychological and physical health. Despite decades of science documenting weight stigma, itsExpand
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Confronting and coping with weight stigma: an investigation of overweight and obese adults.
OBJECTIVE This study examined experiences of weight stigmatization, sources of stigma, coping strategies, psychological functioning, and eating behaviors in a sample of 2671 overweight and obeseExpand
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Psychosocial origins of obesity stigma: toward changing a powerful and pervasive bias.
  • R. Puhl, K. Brownell
  • Medicine
  • Obesity reviews : an official journal of the…
  • 1 November 2003
Widespread bias and discrimination based on weight have been documented in key areas of living, including education, employment, and health care. This paper examines the social and psychologicalExpand
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Perceptions of weight discrimination: prevalence and comparison to race and gender discrimination in America
Objective:Limited data are available on the prevalence and patterns of body weight discrimination from representative samples. This study examined experiences of weight/height discrimination in aExpand
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Impact of perceived consensus on stereotypes about obese people: a new approach for reducing bias.
In 3 experiments, the authors tested the effect of perceived social consensus on attitudes toward obese people. Participants completed self-report measures of attitudes toward obese people prior toExpand
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Changes in perceived weight discrimination among Americans, 1995-1996 through 2004-2006.
OBJECTIVE Little is known about the prevalence and patterns of weight discrimination in the United States. This study examined the trends in perceived weight/height discrimination among a nationallyExpand
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Personal responsibility and obesity: a constructive approach to a controversial issue.
The concept of personal responsibility has been central to social, legal, and political approaches to obesity. It evokes language of blame, weakness, and vice and is a leading basis for inadequateExpand
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