Youth seeking weight loss treatment report bullying by those they trust

Even as adolescents struggle to lose weight through treatment programs, they often continue to experience weight-based discrimination — not just from their peers, but from adults they trust, including parents and teachers. The study by researchers at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale appears online in the journal Pediatrics, and is the first comprehensive examination of how weight-based victimization impacts youth seeking weight-loss treatment.