As obesity rates soar worldwide reaching near epidemic proportions, so too is discrimination and bias against obese people. It is projected that overweight and obese people will likely total 80% of the adult population by 2020 and more than 1 in 5 children will be obese . The impact of our growing girth as a nation has social, economic, and health consequences that are alarming.
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