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Discrimination may only worsen symptoms of obesity

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- The stigma of obesity may contribute to additional health problems among overweight people.

Researchers at Purdue University found about one-third of severely obese people in the U.S. say they've faced discrimination because of their weight, and it's taking a toll.

Among obese people in their study, those who felt discriminated against had the most dramatic decline over time in their functional abilities.

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