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PsychByte: Weight Bias: Moving towards a Social Justice Approach

In an article published in the Journal of Obesity, the authors review previous research, noting weight bias is the fourth most frequently reported form of discrimination and has had a 66% increase between 1995 and 2006. Weight bias has been researched and found in interactions with health care professionals, success in education, hiring practices in the workforce, interpersonal relationships, and media, just to name a few. Additionally, the consequences of weight bias range from individual health consequences to social oppression and social inequity when intersected with gender, race, SES, and sexual orientation....