Weight stigma commonly felt by men, boys

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Approximately 40% of men report experiencing weight stigma as children or adults, often in the form of teasing, according to a study published in Obesity. “[This] is important because it’s not really on the radar for men,” Mary S. Himmelstein, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Connecticut, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, told Endocrine Today. “When we think of weight stigma, we often think about it being more relevant to women or worse for women. This study shows men and women are reporting similar rates of stigma.”