Obesity: The Last Bastion of Prejudice

  title={Obesity: The Last Bastion of Prejudice},
  author={Sahale A Flanagan},
  journal={Obesity Surgery},
Background: Most people do not realize how pre-judicially damaging they behave, particularly towards the obese. Their discrimination has been deemed, unconsciously perhaps, as acceptable by society. Methods: This paper describes a high school senior's exploration of prejudice and discrimination towards the obese. Results: Through interviews with bariatric surgeons, bariatric patients, an obese victim of prejudice in her high school, attendance at support group meetings, statements from others… 
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