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Overweight Men May Feel Stigmatized, Too

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 -- It's not only women who agonize over their excess pounds. Stigma about being overweight can cause physical and emotional harm to men, too.

"It's often assumed that conversations about weight loss, poor body image, and dieting are more salient for women. Men are frequently overlooked, but that does not necessarily mean that men are less affected by weight stigma or less likely to internalize negative biases," said Mary Himmelstein, lead author of a new study from the University of Connecticut, in Hartford.

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