Navigation Links
Perceived age and weight discrimination worse for health than perceived racism and sexism
Date:5/7/2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Perceived age and weight discrimination, more than perceived race and sex discrimination, are linked to worse health in older adults, according to new research from the Florida State University College of Medicine.

The findings are part of a study measuring changes in health over a four-year period and published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

"Our previous research showed that perceived discrimination based on body weight was associated with risk of obesity. We wanted to see whether this association extended to other health indicators and types of discrimination," said lead author Angelina Sutin, assistant professor of behavioral sciences and social medicine.

"What we found was unexpected and striking."

Sutin and colleagues found that older adults who perceived weight discrimination and older adults who perceived discrimination based on age, a physical disability or other aspect of appearance had significantly lower physical and emotional health and greater declines in health compared to people who did not report experiencing such discrimination.

In contrast, perceived discrimination based on relatively fixed characteristics race, sex, ancestry and sexual orientation were largely unrelated to declines in physical and emotional health for the older adults.

The findings are based on a sample of more than 6,000 adults who participated in the Health and Retirement Study, a study of Americans ages 50 and older and their spouses. Participants reported on their physical, emotional and cognitive health in 2006 and 2010 and also reported on their perceived experiences with discrimination.

"We know how harmful discrimination based race and sex can be, so we were surprised that perceived discrimination based on more malleable characteristics like age and weight had a more pervasive effect on health than discrimination based on these more fixed characteristics,"
'/>"/>

Contact: Doug Carlson
doug.carlson@med.fsu.edu
850-645-1255
Florida State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Social status and power of action of speakers determine the way their statements are perceived
2. Music decreases perceived pain for kids in pediatric ER: UAlberta medical research
3. School policies reduce student drinking -- if theyre perceived to be enforced
4. Does changing the price of medicine influence consumers perceived health risk?
5. Study examines how elderly go from being perceived as capable consumer to old person
6. Perceived control affects complication rates in patients with acute coronary syndrome
7. Nurse leader resistance perceived as a barrier to high-quality, evidence-based patient care
8. Weight-loss surgery can reduce liver damage
9. Risk of weight gain deters some smokers from seeking treatment to quit
10. Studies presented at ACOG Annual Meeting reveal new information about weight and pregnancy
11. Long-term antibiotic treatment for Q fever causes weight gain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2015)... Viejo, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2015 , ... ... Pro X . Each preset contains 15 seconds of unique footage that users can ... that rise, fall, zoom, attract and more. Users can customize color, brightness, scale, speed, ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... 2015 , ... People who have heart or lung diseases, ... are at higher risk from wildfire smoke especially in Calgary, Alberta.Those with existing ... (arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat) are also sensitive to air pollution. , Tiny ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... ... treating the localized area with stretching, soft tissue manipulation. Platelet rich plasma injections ... have shown through research to improve treatment outcomes. This localized treatment seems ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2015 , ... The popular ... James Earl Jones, recently announced that it will be devoting an entire short segment ... affecting millions of people around the globe on a daily basis, but recent advancements ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... Vascular Health Sciences announced today ... and Arterosil HP, and that all claims and counterclaims have been irrevocably dismissed. ... (VHS) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FCPX Effects Developer, Pixel Film Studios, Releases ProDrop Particles. 2Health News:Heart Fit Clinic Sounds the Alarm on Forest Fire Smoke and Chronic Heart Disease in Calgary Area 2Health News:NEW APPROACH for Treatment of Recurrent Hamstring Strains and Hamstring Tendinosis is Available for the First Time in NYC 2Health News:NEW APPROACH for Treatment of Recurrent Hamstring Strains and Hamstring Tendinosis is Available for the First Time in NYC 3
... DALLAS, Nov. 20 Crdentia Corp. (OTC Bulletin,Board: ... the,promotion of Ms. Penny Kirsch to Vice President ... Human Resources Manager,for Crdentia and will continue to ... Kirsch will be responsible for all human resources ...
... SyntheMed, Inc. (OTC,Bulletin Board: SYMD), a biomaterials company ... delivery products, today,announced that President and CEO Robert P. ... Annual Healthcare Conference at the Palace,Hotel in New York ... EST. Lazard Capital Markets will host a web ...
... System Included in Molecular Imaging Zone, FORT ... (OTC Bulletin Board: IMDS) a pioneer in laser,optical ... will,feature breast cancer cases imaged with optical computed ... November 25 - 28. A CT,Laser Mammography (CTLM(R)) ...
... today the pricing of its public offering of 1,466,400 ... $3.50 per share. Uroplasty,has granted the underwriters a 30-day ... common stock at the offering price to cover,over-allotments. The ... to expand its sales and marketing organization in the ...
... save children,s lives runs through December 8 in all 6,200 ... ... be,participating in the fourth year of the St. Jude Children,s Research,Hospital(R) ... December 8. As part of this national,campaign, CVS/pharmacy has joined with ...
... protein albumin suggests worsening coronary artery disease, study finds ... small amount of a protein called albumin in the ... their risk of cardiovascular death, say U.S. researchers. , ... age 50 and older, with stable coronary artery disease ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Crdentia Announces Promotion of Penny Kirsch to Vice President of Human Resources 2Health News:Crdentia Announces Promotion of Penny Kirsch to Vice President of Human Resources 3Health News:Imaging Diagnostic Systems to Present Laser Breast Imaging Clinical Results at the 2007 Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly 2Health News:Imaging Diagnostic Systems to Present Laser Breast Imaging Clinical Results at the 2007 Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly 3Health News:Uroplasty, Inc. Announces Pricing of a Public Offering of Its Common Stock 2Health News:CVS/pharmacy Launches St. Jude Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign in Stores Nationwide 2Health News:CVS/pharmacy Launches St. Jude Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign in Stores Nationwide 3Health News:Urine Test Results Can Point to Heart Dangers 2
(Date:8/28/2015)... , Aug. 28, 2015  With the heroin ... reaching deadlier heights, Jacksonville -based Lakeview ... Hemphill is helping to explain why fentanyl is ... approximately 40 to 50 times more potent than pharmaceutical ... users as heroin, the risk of death skyrockets. ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... , Aug. 28, 2015  Delays in ... projects can slow down the decision-making process, resulting ... therefore, absolutely critical for biopharmaceutical companies to develop ... approval process for quicker and more meaningful insights. ... Best Practices, LLC, nearly three-quarters of benchmarked study ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... for the treatment of cancer, today announced the filing ... U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a ... number of shares to be offered and the price ... CytomX intends to list its common stock under the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lakeview Health's Dr. Philip Hemphill Explains Why Heroin Addicts Are Now Dying of Fentanyl Overdoses 2Expediting the Pharmaceutical Market Research Process for Faster Insights 2CytomX Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering 2
... Ph.D., will join the executive committee of Eli Lilly and ... Walsh will continue in her current role as Lilly,s ... Ph.D., chairman, president, and CEO, and working to ensure Lilly ... Walsh is a recognized thought leader in the ...
... June 30, 2011 Xlumena, Inc., a ... and endoscopic surgeon, announced today that it has received ... The NAVIX is a multi-function system that enables exchange-free ... endoscopic pancreatic pseudocyst drainage.  The NAVIX will join the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Lilly Quality Leader Walsh Appointed to Company's Executive Committee 2Xlumena Receives CE Mark for NAVIX™, Second Product to Enter European Market 2
Flat Wire Stone Basket...
... Reichert MK1 Keratometer now utilizes ... consistent lighting, removing the need ... we didnt change are all ... made our Keratometer the worldwide ...
Agglutinating sera for serological identification of E. coli by slide and/or tube agglutination tests. Agglutinating sera are packaged 2 mL / vial....
... The innovative E.coli ... Pro-Lab offers definitive identification ... the use of a ... the possibility of cross-reactions ...
Medicine Products: