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Defying Obesity

Your Weight Matters. But why? Why does size carry so much burden?

According to the Center For Disease Control (CDC) over one-third of Americans are obese. That’s one out of every three of us. So why are there so many issues that surround people with obesity?

I’m not just talking about health issues, but social issues. Regardless of the attention obesity gets in the news media, very little has been done to stop the bias and discrimination that obese individuals face all the time.

Don’t know what I’m talking about? How about discrimination in employment, barriers in education, stereotypes in the media, and stigma in day to day personal relationships. This is just the tip of the iceberg…these things greatly impact the quality of life for individuals battling obesity.

People who are obese not only have to deal with the physical issues like heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and…

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