Fat-shaming during childhood leads to long-term risk of obesity, according to new study

The Philadelphia Inquirer – Rita Giordano

Children and teenagers who are ridiculed about their weight end up gaining more weight in the long run than youngsters who aren’t teased, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health. The study was conducted by researchers with the Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md., the NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. It was published Thursday in the journal Pediatric Obesity.


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