Why fat shaming doesn’t work

Medical discrimination based on patients' size is taking its toll on their physical health and wellbeing, an expert warns.

Also, it won’t make them any slimmer.

Research presented this week by US psychologists shows that “medical fat shaming” doesn’t motivate people to change their behaviour. Instead, it can often have the opposite effect.

Patients who are made to feel bad about their body size tend to delay seeing their doctor or