The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma
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It's frustrating when your friendor, worse, a stranger on the internet is making ill-advised health decision. Maybe they smoke, ..

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America’s war on obesity has intensified stigmatization of overweight and obese individuals. This experiment tested the predicti ..

Numerous causes contribute to the nation’s obesity epidemic, including our increasingly sedentary lifestyles and the easy availa ..

A widespread misconception, even amongst well-meaning folks, is that spreading the word about the dangers of obesity and using o ..

A new study shows that news articles that characterize overweight individuals as lazy, weak-willed, self-indulgent, and contribu ..

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It's frustrating when your friend—or, worse, a stranger on the internet—is making ill-advised health decisions. Mayb ..

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"Findings suggest that social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects" http://t.co/DO9SPhNmc2

Exposure to stigmatizing messages about weight led overweight (but not other women) to consume more calories http://t.co/5xn8MzKibg

Exposure to stigmatizing messages about weight led overweight (but not other women) to consume more calories http://t.co/7BmQ03hZP4…

Exposure to stigmatizing messages about weight led overweight (but not other women) to consume more calories http://t.co/4zp6cgogd7…

Exposure to stigmatizing messages about weight led overweight (but not other women) to consume more calories http://t.co/BDqZZn4o8T…

Exposure to stigmatizing messages about weight led overweight (but not other women) to consume more calories http://t.co/R0loGYs4h0…

Exposure to stigmatizing messages about weight led overweight (but not other women) to consume more calories http://t.co/h0AGcIA7sr…

Exposure to stigmatizing messages about weight led overweight (but not other women) to consume more calories http://t.co/baBtUEhffR…

Exposure to stigmatizing messages about weight led overweight (but not other women) to consume more calories http://t.co/cyiEViVBPm…

Exposure to stigmatizing messages about weight led overweight (but not other women) to consume more calories http://t.co/KOV3o15FWt…

太っていると思っている人は肥満の人に対する差別記事を読むと、摂食量が増加し、食べることを制御できなくなる。 The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma http://t.co/eR53jemIcM

太っていると思っている人は肥満の人に対する差別記事を読むと、摂食量が増加し、食べることを制御できなくなる。 The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma http://t.co/eR53jemIcM

太っていると思っている人は肥満の人に対する差別記事を読むと、摂食量が増加し、食べることを制御できなくなる。 The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma http://t.co/eR53jemIcM

Ok we are shown this once again... "Exposure to weight-stigmatizing news articles caused self-perceived... http://t.co/QRbcgQD6Hs

"Findings suggest that social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects."... http://t.co/13CvOdKoFM

"Findings suggest that social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects."... http://t.co/13CvOdKoFM

Important research examining the effects of weight stigma in the news on overweight women http://t.co/q6tbM8rhKN

Ironic effects of weight stigma: RCT shows media stigma can cause overconsumption http://t.co/SD4txq5jRI https://t.co/vLOjTzbvhi #obesity

Ironic effects of weight stigma: RCT shows media stigma can cause overconsumption http://t.co/SD4txq5jRI https://t.co/vLOjTzbvhi #obesity

NEW study: The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma http://t.co/3y0kbJjHxq. More evidence shows how fat-shaming anti-obesity messages backfire

The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma http://t.co/D1wva0s4La - exposure to weight stigmatizing news causes women to overeat

The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma http://t.co/D1wva0s4La - exposure to weight stigmatizing news causes women to overeat

New research in the Journal of Experimental Psychology - The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma http://t.co/u0bgWhi62d

New research in the Journal of Experimental Psychology - The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma http://t.co/u0bgWhi62d

Negative messages about obesity may cause people who think they are overweight to eat more food. http://t.co/QfoDgwVMoM

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

YEAH, SCIENCE. RT @poetryghost: @fatgirlphd Science says you are right too! Fat-shaming makes weight control harder: http://t.co/6UbqrXDRHC

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

YEAH, SCIENCE. RT @poetryghost: @fatgirlphd Science says you are right too! Fat-shaming makes weight control harder: http://t.co/6UbqrXDRHC

Negative messages about obesity may cause people who think they are overweight to eat more food. http://t.co/QfoDgwVMoM

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

“@kdntweets: Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/VT3wg2byEL h/t @SocImages”

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

RT @kdntweets: Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! http://t.co/KJ2HfAaeL2 I was never shamed - probably afraid I’d eat them.

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

YEAH, SCIENCE. RT @poetryghost: @fatgirlphd Science says you are right too! Fat-shaming makes weight control harder: http://t.co/6UbqrXDRHC

@thelindywest I'm so sorry, Lindy. This just came out yesterday and shocked the heck out of me. No more weight jokes http://t.co/pNdIXr1axn

Telling overweight women they r lazy, weak & self-indulgent doesnt encourage them to lose weight & may cause death http://t.co/5BHhT0Koam

Telling overweight women they r lazy, weak & self-indulgent doesnt encourage them to lose weight & may cause death http://t.co/5BHhT0Koam

The ironic effects of weight stigma; weight-stigmatizing news articles & self-perceived overweight women. http://t.co/hRCDMatdjP

The ironic effects of weight stigma; weight-stigmatizing news articles & self-perceived overweight women. http://t.co/hRCDMatdjP

RT @SimonMagus: How #healthfascists and fussbuckets cause #obesity http://t.co/iLH2mdZ50I

@BenjaminSuhr #weightdiscrimination here: http://t.co/0qkeIkk96f and one for coping strategies and #obesity: http://t.co/JsAMZsGVN8. Enjoy!

Weight stigmatization (WS) causes overweight women to eat MORE! http://t.co/u4oiVIPf7Y #obesity #psychology http://t.co/oomlsX6dip

.@RichardWiseman If you’re a psychologist, you should be aware of the research on shaming people for their weight: http://t.co/1nWuTEfJVq

.@RichardWiseman If you’re a psychologist, you should be aware of the research on shaming people for their weight: http://t.co/1nWuTEfJVq

.@RichardWiseman If you’re a psychologist, you should be aware of the research on shaming people for their weight: http://t.co/1nWuTEfJVq

.@CMAJ_News @CMAJBlogs Fat shaming does not help patients: http://t.co/xi1G8fp3NG. Guilt is not a good medicine.

.@CMAJ_News @CMAJBlogs Fat shaming does not help patients: http://t.co/xi1G8fp3NG. Guilt is not a good medicine.

En este artículo se demuestra el porqué cualquier programa o mensaje anti - obesidad tiene un efecto diferente... http://t.co/QTy3Jnsrla

A1 Absolutely. Wt stigma leads to less frequent health provider visits and paradoxically rise in wt http://t.co/v87d8Zvxkp #aedchat

A1 Absolutely. Wt stigma leads to less frequent health provider visits and paradoxically rise in wt http://t.co/v87d8Zvxkp #aedchat

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