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Fat Stigma: How Online News May Worsen the Problem of Obesity

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Fat Stigma: How Online News May Worsen the Problem of Obesity
Obesity researchers from Yale University say that online news outlets overwhelmingly use negative images of overweight people to illustrate stories about obesity
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Childhood Obesity Ads: Too Blunt or Effective?
It’s not a secret that childhood obesity is a problem. But, a new campaign in Georgia is stepping it up. Billboards and online videos show overweight children with blunt messages.
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Obesity Creates Wimpy Rats
Obesity appears to impair normal muscle function in rats, an observation that could have significant implications for humans, according to Penn State researchers. “Our findings demonstrate that obesity involves more than accumulating excess fat and carrying excess weight,” said Rudolf J. Schilder, American Physiological Society postdoctoral fellow in physiological genomics, Penn State College of …
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