Discriminating against obese ‘doesn’t help weight loss’……….but, there was no evidence discrimination caused weight gain (so work that one out!)

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Discriminating against obese ‘doesn’t help weight loss’ Making people feel ashamed about obesity could lead them to gain weight, not lose it, suggests University College London. In a study of nearly 3,000 adults over four years, those who said they had experienced weight discrimination put on more weight than those who did not.

Researchers said there was no evidence discrimination caused weight gain, but it could lead to comfort eating Health professionals were urged to be more supportive. So let me guess this right, there is no evidence that so-called weight discrimination causes weight gain but the overwhelming tenor of this article attempts to imply that it does

The study, in the journal Obesity, looked at data from adults aged over 50 ranging from normal weight to obese who had taken part in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. They were asked if they had experienced day-to-day discrimination that they believed to be…

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