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Many obese Americans struggle with stigma, discrimination
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As if the physical woes that accompany obesity aren’t bad enough, many obese Americans say they face discrimination and stigma because of their weight, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll found.

And the levels of stigma rise along with weight, and affect both people’s working and social lives, the poll found.

Fifty-two percent of people who fell into the “obese” or “morbidly obese” categories believe they have been discriminated against when applying for a job or promotion.

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