The Stigma of Obesity: A Review and Update

@article{Puhl2009TheSO,
  title={The Stigma of Obesity: A Review and Update},
  author={Rebecca M. Puhl and Chelsea A. Heuer},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2009},
  volume={17}
}
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 the United States has increased by 66% over the past decade (3), and is comparable to rates of racial discrimination, especially among women (4). Weight bias translates into inequities in employment settings, health-care facilities, and educational institutions, often due to widespread negative stereotypes that overweight and… Expand
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