Calling People Fat Spurs Weight Gain

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•30 Jul 25, 2013

According to a new study, the discrimination that people face regarding their weight, including stigmatizing, teasing, and name-calling, does not motivate them to shed pounds, and instead increases their risk of obesity later, as many engage in overeating as a coping behavior. What do you think?

  • “Oh no! I thought I was helping.”

    Amber Bean –
    Sculptor

  • “The ironic nickname ‘Tiny’ doesn’t seem to work either.”

    Heath Segal –
    Unemployed

  • “This is just one study. Let’s wait for more data before we all just run out and be nice to people.”

    Taylor McConnell –
    Gas Line Inspector

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