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Discrimination hurts: Study shows unfair treatment leads to obesity issues

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — People, especially men, who feel any kind of discrimination, are likely to see their waistlines expand, according to research from Purdue University. “This study found that males who persistently experienced high levels of discrimination during a nine-year period were more likely to see their waist circumference increase by an inch compared […]

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Discrimination against the obese contributes to health problems

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The discrimination that obese people feel, whether it is poor service at a restaurant or being treated differently in the workplace, may have a direct impact on their physical health, according to new research from Purdue University. “Obesity is a physiological issue, but when people have negative interactions in their social […]

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Some whites struggle more with obesity related to discrimination than blacks, Hispanics

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new study confirms that discrimination is a stress factor that is related to obesity, but surprisingly, this is most true among ethnic white groups and not blacks or Hispanics. “We wanted to determine whether feeling discriminated against was linked with having excess tummy fat in adults,” says Haslyn Hunte, an […]

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