America Trends Podcast: Why Does an Overweight Society Still Discriminate Against Overweight People?

National rates of obesity in American youth and adults remain high and yet many societal messages tell us that you should be ashamed of being larger than certain standards suggest. Studies bear out that this form of discrimination hinders many people’s chances in this society and can result in some very harmful effects, like depression, eating disorders, reduced self esteem and other chronic diseases. Dr. Rebecca Puhl joins the America Trends Podcast to help sort through the messaging in our culture.