The stigma of obesity: a review and update

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English
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Online
Author: 
Rebecca Puhl
Chelsea Heuer
Edition: 
Volume 17, Issue 5, pages 941–964
Publisher: 
Obesity
Publication Date: 
2009

Examines the evidence that obese people face many forms of prejudice because of their weight, comparable to rates of racial discrimination, especially among women. Fids that women, for example, are 16 times more likely to report weight-related employment discrimination than men.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN: 1930-7381
EISSN: 1930-739X
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references. doi:10.1038/oby.2008.63