The Role of Stigma in Weight Loss Maintenance Among U.S. Adults.

  title={The Role of Stigma in Weight Loss Maintenance Among U.S. Adults.},
  author={Rebecca M Puhl and Diane M. Quinn and Bradley M Weisz and Young joong Suh},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  volume={51 5},
BACKGROUND Challenges of maintaining long-term weight loss are well-established and present significant obstacles in obesity prevention and treatment. A neglected but potentially important barrier to weight-loss maintenance is weight stigmatization. PURPOSE We examined the role of weight stigma-experienced and internalized-as a contributor to weight-loss maintenance and weight regain in adults. METHODS A diverse, national sample of 2702 American adults completed an online battery of… CONTINUE READING
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