Saturday, 25 January 2014

Nannying fussbucketry makes people fat!


Is the obesity "epidemic" the fussbuckets love talking about made worse by their stigmatising being overweight? Just might be:

Exposure to weight-stigmatizing news articles caused self-perceived overweight women, but not women who did not perceive themselves as overweight, to consume more calories and feel less capable of controlling their eating than exposure to non-stigmatizing articles. Weight-stigmatizing articles also increased concerns about being a target of stigma among both self-perceived overweight and non-overweight women. Findings suggest that social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects.

A period of silence from those nannying nutritionists and sugar fascists is in order!


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