Devaluing oneself due to weight may increase risk of heart disease – diabetes

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A study reveals that people who feel unattractive and devalue themselves because of their weight are at heightened risk of heart disease and type 2 Diabetes.The study was published in Obesity, the journal.

Researchers from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in the U.S. found that above and beyond the effects of body mass index (BMI) and depression, higher levels of weight bias internalisation were associated with increased risk for cardiovascular and metabolic disease.Weight bias internalization occurs when people apply negative weight stereotypes to themselves, such as believing they are lazy or unattractive and devalue themselves because of their weight. 

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