Weight bias has harmed people with obesity for decades but new research from the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) suggests that suggests that explicit weight bias* may be declining in the U.S. OAC National Board Member Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, presented these findings at the European and International Congress on Obesity (ECOICO) this month.
Progress in Reducing Weight Bias?
*Explicit weight bias means that it is intentional and conscious, compared to implicit bias which occurs unconsciously and often automatically without thought.
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Join us for the next #obsm chat on Sunday, September 13th at 9 PM ET to discuss this study and the current state of weight bias in the US.
During this month’s tweet chat, we’ll discuss the following questions:
What is weight bias? What is the difference between explicit and implicit weight bias?
Have you experienced weight bias related to your weight? What impact has it had on you?
Recent research by @ObesityAction suggests explicit weight bias may be declining in the U.S. What are you experiencing in your local communities and online?
Have you experienced weight bias for seeking obesity treatments?
How can we help end weight bias? What can patients do to help? What can providers do?