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Fat discrimination is rife and considered completely acceptable. Fat discrimination is rife and considered completely acceptable. Shutterstock.

What does fat discrimination look like?

People who are deemed overweight or obese (as the medical terms have it) or fat (as many fat activists prefer to call their body size) suffer discrimination, prejudice and humiliation from several fronts…
It’s not often that academic conferences get attention from anyone other than academics themselves. It’s not often that academic conferences get attention from anyone other than academics themselves. Kevin Mullett

Media attention suggests fat may be the new sexy

A usual academic event had a rather unusual impact earlier this month – a conference drew international media attention. Fat Studies: Reflective Intersections took place at Massey University in Wellington…

Research Briefs (1)

Fatty foods slim down brain activity

Fat in food can reduce activity in several areas of the brain that are responsible for processing taste, aroma and reward…