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Cheapening the struggle : obese people's attitudes towards The Biggest Loser

Thomas, Samantha, Hyde, Jim and Komesaroff, Paul 2007, Cheapening the struggle : obese people's attitudes towards The Biggest Loser, Obesity management, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 210-215, doi: 10.1089/obe.2007.0065.

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Title Cheapening the struggle : obese people's attitudes towards The Biggest Loser
Author(s) Thomas, SamanthaORCID iD for Thomas, Samantha orcid.org/0000-0003-1427-7775
Hyde, Jim
Komesaroff, Paul
Journal name Obesity management
Volume number 3
Issue number 5
Start page 210
End page 215
Total pages 6
Publisher Mary Ann Liebert Inc. Publishers
Place of publication New Rochelle, N. Y.
Publication date 2007-10-01
ISSN 2153-2168
1557-8569
Keyword(s) obesity
The Biggest Loser
lifestyle change
stigma
discrimination
Summary Once the domain of clinicians and researchers, we must now accept that ‘obesity’ has become ingrained in popular culture. An example is the emergence of a feast of reality television shows about obesity and weight loss. The most popular show is The Biggest Loser, where contestants compete to lose weight and win cash.
Language eng
DOI 10.1089/obe.2007.0065
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Mary Ann Liebert Publishers
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30046418

Document type: Journal Article
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