Attitudes to Obesity: Findings from the 2015 British Social Attitudes Survey

Date: 
2016-12-01
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This paper presents new findings on attitudes in Britain towards obesity and what might be done to reduce its prevalence. Despite appreciating some of the health risks, people tend not to recognise obesity when it does exist – and especially so in men. Obesity is frequently regarded as a problem for individuals and health care professionals rather than society more generally, and those who are obese are often stigmatised. There is significant support for actions aimed at reducing levels of obesity.  
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Identifier: 
10.14655/11971-1052122
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text
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PHE
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Language=en