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Weight discrimination and unhealthy eating-related behaviors.

Title: Weight discrimination and unhealthy eating-related behaviors.
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Name(s): Sutin, Angelina, author
Robinson, Eric, author
Daly, Michael, author
Terracciano, Antonio, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Text
Date Issued: 2016-07-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Individuals with obesity often experience unfair treatment because of their body weight. Such experiences are associated with binge eating, but less is known about its association with other eating-related behaviors and whether these relations are specific to discrimination based on weight or extend to other attributions for discrimination. The present research uses a large national sample (N = 5129) to examine whether weight discrimination is associated with diet and meal rhythmicity, in addition to overeating, and whether these associations generalize to nine other attributions for discrimination. We found that in addition to overeating, weight discrimination was associated with more frequent consumption of convenience foods and less regular meal timing. These associations were generally similar across sex, age, and race. Discrimination based on ancestry, gender, age, religion, and physical disability were also associated with overeating, which suggests that overeating may be a general coping response to discrimination. Unfair treatment because of body weight is associated with unhealthy eating-related behaviors, which may be one pathway through which weight discrimination increases risk for weight gain and obesity.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_26877216 (IID), 10.1016/j.appet.2016.02.016 (DOI), PMC4866877 (PMCID), 26877216 (RID), 26877216 (EID), S0195-6663(16)30051-4 (PII)
Keywords: Meal rhythms, Overeating, Stigma, Weight discrimination
Grant Number: R15 HD083947
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4866877.
Subject(s): Adult
Body Mass Index
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diet/adverse effects
Diet/psychology
Fast Foods/adverse effects
Feeding Behavior/psychology
Feeding and Eating Disorders/epidemiology
Feeding and Eating Disorders/etiology
Feeding and Eating Disorders/psychology
Female
Humans
Hyperphagia/epidemiology
Hyperphagia/etiology
Hyperphagia/psychology
Internet
Male
Middle Aged
Models, Psychological
Nutrition Surveys
Obesity/epidemiology
Obesity/etiology
Obesity/prevention & control
Obesity/psychology
Overweight/epidemiology
Overweight/etiology
Overweight/prevention & control
Overweight/psychology
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Risk
Social Discrimination/psychology
Social Stigma
United States/epidemiology
Young Adult
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_26877216
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Appetite.
1095-8304
Issue: vol. 102

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Sutin, A., Robinson, E., Daly, M., & Terracciano, A. (2016). Weight discrimination and unhealthy eating-related behaviors. Appetite. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_26877216