11 Oct 2018

Fat stigmatising

From The Panel, 4:46 pm on 11 October 2018

The theme of World Obesity Day this year is a drive to get rid of the stigma attached to being fat. Researchers from the University of Otago and Massey University say stigmatising fat people had a detrimental effect on them physically and mentally. Dr Cat Pause says fat people spend their lives in a state of fight or flight, in fear of the judgments of other people.