Weight Stigma in Men
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 803 , Segment 3
Episode: Rising Gas Prices, Weight Stigma in Men, Neuroscientist Loses Her Mind
- May 2, 2018 11:00 pm
- 10:16 mins
Guest: Mary Himmelstein, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, University of Connecticut Eavesdrop on any school playground in America and you’re sure to hear someone being teased for being fat. Shaming and bullying about body shape is pervasive and harmful – for girls and boys. The University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity recently conducted the first study about weight stigma that focused exclusively on men. The results suggest men and boys face stigma at rates similar to women and girls, but for slightly different reasons.