New York Times How Sleep Loss Adds to Weight Gain by Anahad O’Connor Losing sleep causes a change in the way the brain responds to fattening food and sweets causing people to eat more and gain weight.
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New York Times Shamed, Flamed, Harassed: What It’s Like To Be Called Fat Online by Anna North A 2014 study on social media interactions that discuss weight demonstrates that the most prevalent theme is derogation and stigma against overweight people with a disproportionate number of the posts criticizing women.
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SalonDotCom Why is Georgia Shaming Fat Children? A bold ad campaign’s goal is to target childhood obesity – but is it actually targeting overweight kids?
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Atlantic The Fine Line Between Educating and Shaming by Lindsay Abrams Slogans that stigmatize obesity don’t get their message across and may do more harm than good. In fact, considerable evidence demonstrates that individuals who feel stigmatized or shamed about their excess weight engage in higher calorie intake, unhealthy eating behaviors, binge-eating patterns, as well as avoidance of exercise. How can we be anti-obesity without being anti-obese people?
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Atlantic A Case for Shaming Obese People, Tastefully by Lindsay Abrams Should social pressure and vigorous government action be used to curb the rates of obesity in America?
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New York Times What I’d Say to My Fat Son My weight was a target: My belly was socked, my boy breasts punched and twisted by older, stronger fingers, and torrents of daily verbal abuse were hurled at me. A first-person narrative about being an overweight child and what did and did not help.
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Medscape Weight Stigma: Doctors Guilty of Prejudice Against Obese, Too by Lisa Nainggolan Healthcare workers, even those who work at hospitals dedicated to research and treatment of obesity, are biased against those who are obese. The healthcare implications are obvious…and worrisome.
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YouTube Rewind the Future A provocative video by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta that offers one (perhaps over-simplified) perspective on where unhealthy eating habits begin.
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ESPN You Can’t Quit Cold Turkey by Tommy Tomlinson Jared Lorenzen set the record for passing touchdowns at the University of Kentucky and later won a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants. His last stop was with the Western Kentucky River Monsters, where at well over 320 pounds, he played quarterback. In this story and video, he shares his perspective on his challenges with weight.
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