The effects of reality television on weight bias: an examination of The Biggest Loser.

Source: Obesity, 2012, 20 (5), p.993-998.

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Date of publication: May 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This small study examined the effects weight-loss reality TV shows, such as The Biggest Loser, may have upon weight bias. Levels of weight bias were measured in both control and experiment groups before and after the intervention, as well as participant BMI and personal intentions of weight loss. The results indicated that anti-fat attitudes increase after brief exposure to weight-loss reality television.

Length of publication: 6 pages.

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