Navigation Links
Study shows how discrimination hurts: lack of fair treatment leads to obesity issues
Date:4/12/2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - People, especially men, who feel any kind of discrimination, are likely to see their waistlines expand, according to research from Purdue University.

"This study found that males who persistently experienced high levels of discrimination during a nine-year period were more likely to see their waist circumference increase by an inch compared to those who did not report discrimination," said Haslyn E.R. Hunte, an assistant professor of health and kinesiology. "Females who reported similar experiences also saw their waistlines grow by more than half an inch. This shows how discrimination hurts people physically, and it's a reminder how people's unfair treatment of others can be very powerful.

"People who feel unfairly treated should be aware of this connection between the stress related to their perception and consider coping strategies like exercise or other healthy behaviors as a coping mechanism for such stress. More importantly, as a society we must become more aware of how we treat people and that treating others unfairly matters beyond hurt feelings."

These findings are published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The study, based on a predominantly white sample of more than 1,400 people, compared health and aging data from the 1995 and 2004 National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States. Hunte found that people who reported recurring discrimination tended to have a higher increase in waist circumference over time. Men reported an average of 2.39 centimeters increase in waist circumference compared to those who reported low levels of discrimination, and women reported an average increase of 1.88 centimeters over others during the nine-year period.

"While this study shows there is a difference between men and women, it doesn't provide specific reasons for that difference," Hunte said. "More research will need to be done to understand how and why men and women cope differen
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Patterson Neubert
apatterson@purdue.edu
765-494-9723
Purdue University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. UT Southwestern pediatricians launch landmark childrens health study
2. New national study finds increase in football-related injuries among youth
3. Doctors Often Wouldnt Follow Their Own Advice: Study
4. OHSU expert co-authors study finding treatment for rare lung disease
5. Multitasking Just a Bit Tougher for Older People: Study
6. Drug Memantine Ineffective for Mild Alzheimers, Study Finds
7. New study finds compounds show promise in blocking STAT3 signaling as treatment for osteosarcoma
8. Tone of Voice Stays Constant Through Menstrual Cycle: Study
9. Higher Rate of Morning Heart Attacks Not Due to Blood Pressure: Study
10. Wayne State leads study to improve management of cancer pain in African Americans
11. Experimental Weight-Loss Drug Seems to Work: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Study shows how discrimination hurts: lack of fair treatment leads to obesity issues
(Date:9/20/2014)... SATURDAY, Sept. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As flu ... avoid infection is to get a flu shot and ... A primary care doctor can vaccinate people against ... issues patients may have. Retail stores may provide flu ... medical advice, said Dr. Jorge Parada, medical director of ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... New PharmaPoint Drug Evaluation report, ... 2023?. The asthma market saw very slow growth ... saturated with relatively efficacious standard therapies, such as ... and long-acting beta-agonists (ICS/LABAs), and leukotriene modifiers, and ... the launch of seven novel targeted biologic agents ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... Recently, Best Cheap Hosting USA ... its new website. The new site provides the ... products for customers. Here, people can find a ... decision. Also, it has recommended some excellent web ... of the great web hosting suppliers, InMotion ( ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... 20, 2014 "As a nurse, patients always ... said an inventor from Tamaqua, Pa. "The reason that they ... backs of their chairs. My invention enables them to check ... Oxygen Sensor to make it easier to monitor the contents ... knows when the tank is low. It allows changeovers to ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... New York, NY (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 ... million of their customers may have had their credit card ... late last year, spawning a slew of headline articles ... but those weren’t the only eye opening numbers. , ... numbers were stolen, almost like it’s a way to score ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says 2Health News:Symbicort Asthma Market Forecasts to 2023 - Overview, Efficacy, Safety & SWOT Analysis in New Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 2Health News:Symbicort Asthma Market Forecasts to 2023 - Overview, Efficacy, Safety & SWOT Analysis in New Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 3Health News:Symbicort Asthma Market Forecasts to 2023 - Overview, Efficacy, Safety & SWOT Analysis in New Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 4Health News:Best Cheap Hosting USA Launches Its New Website And Recommends InMotion To Worldwide People 2Health News:Don’t Let Data Breach Fatigue Cause Dangerous Cyber Security Complacency 2Health News:Don’t Let Data Breach Fatigue Cause Dangerous Cyber Security Complacency 3Health News:Don’t Let Data Breach Fatigue Cause Dangerous Cyber Security Complacency 4Health News:Don’t Let Data Breach Fatigue Cause Dangerous Cyber Security Complacency 5
... in Maryland, USA, has launched a major initiative against the ... all mothers who deliver their babies at the Centre to ... ,Shaking a baby too hard could result in ... ,Nearly 70 percent of shaken baby syndrome cases ...
... prevent bites and therefore don’t prevent disease transmission, according ... be manufactured, advertised or used for mosquito bite and ... lead author A. Ali Enayati, Ph.D., lecturer in medical ... Sari, Iran. ,The review appears in the ...
... surgical robot developed by the University of Washington, leaves for ... in NASA's mission to submerge a surgeon and robotic gear ... system will be put through its paces in an underwater ... in Seattle will guide its movements. ,The 12th ...
... The World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday expressed alarm over ... motorcycles in Asia//, warning that the situation has become ... that young motorcyclists make up a significant percentage of ... countries, such as Cambodia and Malaysia. ,"Factors ...
... benefits of a key ingredient in Cannabis, which may help ... that cannabis could help fight brain, prostate and skin cancers. ... growth by 50%, during studies conducted on mice, suggesting that ... the study, the researchers observed that THC was able to ...
... health workers should focus their efforts on strengthening HIV/AIDS ... not overcome the pandemic, Kevin De Cock, director of ... deputy director of UNAIDS, said on Tuesday during a ... comments follow the release of a report on Tuesday ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Counseling to Mothers Against too Much Shaking of Children 2Health News:Electronic Mosquito Repellents Fail to Prevent Malaria Transmission 2Health News:Robotic Surgeon to Team Up With Doctors, Astronauts on NASA Mission 2Health News:Robotic Surgeon to Team Up With Doctors, Astronauts on NASA Mission 3Health News:U.N. Officials Call on Countries To Strengthen HIV/AIDS Prevention Efforts 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014  Lpath, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... lipid-targeted therapeutics, announced today that it has entered ... of common stock and 3,605,042 unregistered warrants in ... for one registered share of common stock and ... of common stock will be $3.475.  The warrants ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... September 19, 2014 Aufgrund ... den äußerst erfolgreichen Serialisierungs-Countdown-Kalender aktualisiert, der jetzt auch ... PDF, verfügbar unter pharmaserialisation.com , zeigt die ... jeweils in Kraft treten. Für international ... länger um das "ob", sondern darum, "wann" sie ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... LOS ANGELES , Sept. 19, 2014  CytRx ... and development company specializing in oncology, today announced that ... will present at BioCentury,s 2014 NewsMakers in the Biotech ... p.m. Eastern Time. The conference will take place at ... City . A live and archived ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lpath, Inc. Announces $12.5 Million Registered Direct Offering 2Lpath, Inc. Announces $12.5 Million Registered Direct Offering 3Pharma IQ stellt weltweite Serialisierungsfristen in seinen Countdown-Kalender 2014 - 2018 2CytRx to Present at BioCentury's 2014 NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference 2CytRx to Present at BioCentury's 2014 NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference 3
... as Chief Strategic Officer -- SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ... ... ... var first_result; // Results are keyed by longUrl, so we need to grab the first one. for ...
... Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (Pink Sheets: ... on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of ... industrial enzyme and biopharmaceutical industries, today announced that ... complete its previously announced private placement of convertible ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Mindray Appoints Mr. Minghe Cheng as Chief Strategic Officer 2Mindray Appoints Mr. Minghe Cheng as Chief Strategic Officer 3Mindray Appoints Mr. Minghe Cheng as Chief Strategic Officer 4Mindray Appoints Mr. Minghe Cheng as Chief Strategic Officer 5Mindray Appoints Mr. Minghe Cheng as Chief Strategic Officer 6Mindray Appoints Mr. Minghe Cheng as Chief Strategic Officer 7Dyadic International Raises Additional $1 Million to Complete $4 Million Convertible Note Offering 2
... InstaCheck® multi-drug test device provides ... easily. Negative results can be ... 3 minutes; positive results require ... one-time urine sample application will ...
... Tests are available in 14 configurations including ... using Microgenics Antibody Technology, the SureStep™ MDMA ... care immunoassay targeted to detect MDMA that ... MDEA but no cross-reactivity to any isomer ...
... QuickScreen™ At Home Drug Test is the first ... for home use. The kit includes a rapid ... read instructions, a handbook with frequently asked questions ... sample to the laboratory if the screening device ...
... popular onsite test! QuickScreen™ multi-panel dip cards ... and your choice of any conceivable combination ... total flexibility for your drug testing program. ... and the built-in timer tells you when ...
Medicine Products: