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'Fat shaming' might actually cause weight gain

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Posted at 7:21 PM, Sep 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-12 08:00:31-04

"Fat shaming" is something millions of overweight people say they experience daily. It's a term that can mean many things, from being treated disrespectfully by doctors, to receiving poor service at shops or restaurants, to being called names by strangers.

Now, a study by University College London has found fat shaming overweight people is actually linked to weight gain.

Researchers studied nearly 3,000 obese adults who felt discriminated against and watched how their weight changed over four years.

The results showed those who reported experiencing fat shaming gained more weight than those who did not. 

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