More and more people share the viewpoint that those with obesity are being blamed for the disease, rather than getting the medical help they may need to manage it, according to researchers from the United States and the United Kingdom. “It’s encouraging to see explicit weight bias trend downward in the U.S.,” said study author Theodore Kyle, RPh, MBA, who serves on the Obesity Action Coalition’s national board. “Unfortunately, we know from other research that implicit, unspoken, and systematic bias that people with obesity face every day is still strong.”

The research was presented at the European and International Congress on Obesity 2020. To learn more, go to

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