Health Consequences of Weight Stigma: Implications for Obesity Prevention and Treatment

@article{Puhl2015HealthCO,
  title={Health Consequences of Weight Stigma: Implications for Obesity Prevention and Treatment},
  author={Rebecca M. Puhl and Young Suh},
  journal={Current Obesity Reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={4},
  pages={182-190}
}
Despite decades of research documenting consistent stigma and discrimination against individuals with obesity, weight stigma is rarely considered in obesity prevention and treatment efforts. In recent years, evidence has examined weight stigmatization as a unique contributor to negative health outcomes and behaviors that can promote and exacerbate obesity. This review summarizes findings from published studies within the past 4 years examining the relationship between weight stigma and… Expand

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