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For many people, trying to lose excess fat is very difficult without help. Effective treatment is available when obesity affects health. (Shutterstock)

The obesity epidemic is fuelled by biology, not lack of willpower

Despite the prevalent view that people with large bodies should simply eat less and move more, it’s nearly impossible to fight our genetic heritage or other factors that are not within our control.
Would you hold the mother responsible for her daughter’s weight? Courtesy of Steve Neuberg, Arizona State University, and Jaimie Krems, Oklahoma State University

People blame and judge parents for children’s heavier weights

While excess weight arises from a complex interplay of genes, environment, diet and activity, new research finds Americans hold parents responsible for excess weight in their kids.
Newfoundland and Labrador has implemented a tax of 20 cents per litre on sugary drinks. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)

How taxing sugary drinks reinforces weight stigma

Taxation of sugar-sweetened drinks is not only inequitable, but also has the potential to create or perpetuate weight stigma, which has negative effects on mental and physical health.
New guidelines for health-care providers advise supporting every individual to achieve their best health, rather than focusing on weight status. (Shutterstock)

Are we over weight yet? New guidelines aim to reduce obesity stigma in health care

New Canadian clinical practice guidelines for obesity aim to help reduce the prevalence and impact of weight bias and stigma in clinical care, and also encourage the public to advocate for change.

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