Obesity Stigma Hurts

The Obesity Stigma Can Be More Harmful Than the Weight Itself

The obesity stigma is known to be damaging to both those who suffer from this disease and the people who love them. That said, it’s still not treated in the same way as other chronic illnesses. This disease can contribute to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and a slew of other conditions. That said, the mental health impact of being labeled as “obese” is also harmful in a way that researchers are only now more closely examining.