As noted on Twitter, the article Tara Parker-Pope wrote for the New York Times about a study in Obesity looking at how fat patients aren’t always welcomed by doctors. Not news, though I suppose it’s good to have quantitative research supporting it.
Really, though, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s some more.
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- Yale Rudd Center Policy Brief on weight bias (PDF)
- Stigma of Obesity (PDF) by Rebecca M. Puhl and Chelsea A. Heuer, published in Obesity, in 2009.
- New Developments in the Law for Obesity Discrimination Protection (PDF) by Jennifer L. Pomeranz and Rebecca M. Puhl, published in Obesity, in 2013.