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“Discrimination Often Leads To Declining Physical Health For Obese Individuals”, Fowler, Daniel
March 4, 2011 - Source: The discrimination that obese people feel, whether it is poor service at a restaurant or being treated differently in the workplace, may have a direct impact on their physical health, according to new research from Purdue University. Read Article . . .

“Fat Stigma Spreads Around the Globe”, Parker-Pope, Tara
March 30, 2011 - Source: In Mexico, the latest anti-obesity public health campaign shows people with bulging stomachs eating greasy food. “I have always thought that it’s your own fault,” said Sergio Miranda, 35, who has a shoeshine stand in Mexico Cit . . .

“Fighting obesity or obese persons? Public perceptions of obesity-related health messages”, Puhl, R, Peterson, JL, & Luedicke, J
    Puhl, R, Peterson, JL, & Luedicke, J (2012). Fighting obesity or obese persons? Public perceptions of obesity-related health messages.  International Journal of Obesity, (11 September 2012) doi:10.1038/ijo.2012.156 OBJECTIVE: This study examined pub . . .

“Health and health-related quality of life among treatment-seeking overweight and obese adults: associations with internalized weight bias”, Latner, JD, Durso, LE, & Mond, JM
Journal of Eating Disorders 2013, 1:3 doi:10.1186/2050-2974-1-3 Background Weight bias is widespread and has numerous harmful consequences. The internalization of weight bias has been associated with significant psychological impairment. Other forms of discrimination, such . . .

“How Size Acceptance Promotes Health”, Hudnall, M.
August 9, 2010 - Source:   Social rejection may increase inflammation in the body.  Or so is the implication of a small study out of the University of California at Los Angeles that found higher levels of inflammatory markers among test subjects who had unde . . .

“Implicit and Explicit Anti-Fat Bias among a Large Sample of Medical Doctors by BMI, Race/Ethnicity and Gender”, Sabin, JA, Marini, M, & Nosek, BA
Sabin, JA, Marini, M, & Nosek, BA (2012). Implicit and Explicit Anti-Fat Bias among a Large Sample of Medical Doctors by BMI, Race/Ethnicity and Gender. PLoS ONE 7(11): e48448. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048448 Overweight patients report weight discrimination in health care settings an . . .

“Internalization of weight bias: Implications for binge eating and emotional well-being”, Puhl, RM, Moss-Racusin, CA, & Schwartz, MB
    Obesity. 2007 Jan;15(1):19-23.   OBJECTIVE: This study examined the relationship between internalization of negative weight-based stereotypes and indices of eating behaviors and emotional well-being in a sample of overweight and obese women. . . .

“Obesity-associated stigma and physiological markers of stress: evidence from the Dominican Republic”, Muennig, P, & Bench, KK
Stress and Health; 2009 Aug; 25(3): 241–246; doi: 10.1002/smi.1243 Social stigma is increasingly recognized as a cause of stress-induced pathophysiology. We tested the hypothesis that stigma is associated with obesity-related morbidity, using a cohort of subjects from the Domi . . .

“The body politic: the relationship between stigma and obesity-associated disease”, Muennig, P
BMC Public Health 2008, 8:128 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-128   Background It is commonly believed that the pathophysiology of obesity arises from adiposity. In this paper, I forward a complementary explanation; this pathophysiology arises not from adiposity alone, b . . .

“The Stigma of Obesity: A Review and Update”, Puhl, R, & Heuer, C
Obesity (2009) doi:10.1038/oby.2008.636 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 . . .

“Weight Bias in Healthcare: An Important Clinical Concern”, Puhl, Rebecca
May 11, 2010 - Source:  Medscape Public Health and Prevention ** Portions of, or language in, the following article are not endorsed by ASDAH as representative of HAES. There remains, never-the-less, enough substantive value to be appropriate for its inclusion here.** Despite increased . . .

“Weight Bias: A Social Justice Issue”, Friedman, R.R., & Puhl, R.M.
(2012) - Yale Rudd Center A policy brief on weight bias in employment, health care, and education, as well as policy recommendations and counter-arguments against policy and responses. From the Introduction: "Science has documented clear, consistent evidence that overweight people fa . . .

“Weight Watchers Discriminates Against Overweight People?”, Remondino, Lynae
Monday, August 30, 2010 - Source: News Radio 610 WIOD. What?  Weight Watchers?  The company that says it's their mission to help people lose weight?  Lynae Remondino, like many Americans right now, is looking for employment.  She's been a National Trainer for many . . .

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