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 Post subject: Fat-Shaming Actually Leads to Weight Gain
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:27 pm 
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Unsurprisingly, you can't bully people into being skinny. According to a new study, ridiculing people about their bodies does absolutely nothing to motivate them to lose weight and it actually increases a person's chance of becoming or staying obese. So fat-shamers can't even hide behind "health" concerns anymore—they are just assholes who are making everything worse.

It's already been established that making people feel shitty about their bodies can be emotional and psychological damaging, but a new study—published in the journal PLoS ONE—finds that it can also have physical effects.

In 2006 researchers interviewed and evaluated the BMIs over 6,000 Americans over the age of 50 with different body types.

But they found that the overweight people who reported experiencing weight discrimination were more than twice as likely to become obese by the next check-in in 2010. And people who were already obese in 2006 were three times more likely to remain obese by 2010 if they had experienced weight discrimination.

So the takeaway from this is that being super negative to people will not yield positive results. Shocking!

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 Post subject: Re: Fat-Shaming Actually Leads to Weight Gain
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:25 pm 
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Aaaahhhh! Ok, you beat me to this one, despite the fact that I have had it on my radar since last night. What I thought was interesting was how NBC went from the actual research report, which was solely focussed on the effects of fat-stigmatisation (and an interesting read, despite Jezebel's satirical response) to this:

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“Obesity remains a complex problem—part choice and free will mixed in with a smidgen of genetics, sedentary lifestyles and a whole lot of promotion and advertising of fast food, sugary food, high-caloric food and junk food,” Caplan said...

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...leaping straight from an article about how fat stigmatisation exacerbates obesity to "victim-blaming" by specifying choice and free will as factors leading to obesity (about which the research is quite mixed and no clear answer is apparent).

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 Post subject: Re: Fat-Shaming Actually Leads to Weight Gain
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:31 am 
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Smidgen of genetics. Funny. :dead:


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 Post subject: Re: Fat-Shaming Actually Leads to Weight Gain
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:28 pm 
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Mich wrote:
Smidgen of genetics. Funny. :dead:


I'm not sure what you mean by that?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:10 pm 
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I was being sarcastic. We know body weight is over 70% genetic, so it's not a smidgeon.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:38 am 
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Mich wrote:
I was being sarcastic. We know body weight is over 70% genetic, so it's not a smidgeon.


We do? I didn't! I did a google search and found a few articles that suggest between 30-70%. and this gene doesn't control your weight, but rather that genetic makeup influences the susceptibility to weight gain or loss in specific environments.

Tis an interesting thought for another thread.

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