Money Apple: A study of young people in the United States has found that if obese people are made fun of, they become frustrated and start eating more and thus become more obese.
The study was conducted by Lara Hooper, a Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, and her colleagues.
They say that if a person is ridiculed for being obese and ridiculed for eating and drinking, he or she will suffer a severe change and start eating more. And as a result, the risk of becoming overweight increases.
Other similar investigations in the past have shown that if a person is subjected to satire, ridicule, ridicule, or other forms of discrimination because of his or her obesity, he or she is likely to experience loneliness, depression, and self-harm. And may have an eating disorder.
However, all of these investigations were conducted only on white Americans who belonged to middle- or high-income households. In this sense, it is the first time that a study has included young people of different races and economic backgrounds.
The latest research uses data from a survey conducted in Mini Apple from 2010 to 2018.
Among them, data was collected on 1,534 overweight or obese students from different ethnic and social backgrounds, who were 14 years old at the beginning and about 22 years old at the end of the survey.
Taking into account various social factors and medical aspects, it was found that children who were ridiculed and ridiculed for being overweight at an early age became more prone to overeating and overweight when they were younger And obese.
Apart from wheat and black, ie “colored” breeds, children from poor families were more discriminated against due to obesity.
Lara Hooper says the study found a “strong link” between obesity being ridiculed and eating disorders, but for now, it’s too early to say whether social abuse is the cause of excessive eating and obesity. Causes an increase.
However, adolescence (13 to 18 years old) is a sensitive age in which even small adverse events can lead to lifelong illness. Therefore, it is very important to be careful.
Another important finding of this study is that the problem of being ridiculed for obesity is far greater in white people than in white Americans.
“This behavior needs to be overcome,” said Lara Hooper.
Note: This study is published on the website of the International Journal of Eating Disorders.