16 Oct 2016

The obesity fight

From Sunday Morning, 7:08 am on 16 October 2016
Measuring tape and leaflet on obesity.

Photo: 123RF

Initiatives to target obesity are not working because we are fat-shaming people and not addressing the causes, researchers say.

Social science researchers Dr Darren Powell and George Parker from Auckland university have looked at the strategies designed to tackle obesity and say they are not working and could be causing more harm than good.