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Study Says Women Boasting About Weight Loss Attract Dislike from Their Fatty Peers

by Sheela Philomena on  May 31, 2011 at 3:24 PM Women Health News   - G J E 4
Women who have once had weight problem and have won the battle of losing weight should be wary of boasting about it, as it leads to dislike by their fatty peers, suggests British study.
 Study Says Women Boasting About Weight Loss Attract Dislike from Their Fatty Peers
Study Says Women Boasting About Weight Loss Attract Dislike from Their Fatty Peers
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It explains that even though the woman has shed the kilos, the stigma of being fat stays with her. In most cases, her peers looked down on her.

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Men, on the contrary, are likely to be more interested in a woman if she once had a weight problem because they think they have a better chance of dating her.

Researchers at the University of Liverpool showed a picture of a slim young woman named Jane to more than 200 people, accompanied by a short biography.

On being asked what they thought about Jane once having a weight problem, women marked her down on self-discipline, friendliness and personal hygiene.

Researchers explained that the fierce competition between women in terms of weight and attractiveness means that they often look for reasons to dislike others.

"There certainly seems to be a taint and it seems to be within women," said Jason Halford of the university's school of psychology.

In contrast, the research showed some of the men 'quite liked' the fact that Jane had a weight history.

"They seemed to feel she was more approachable. She is not perfect. She is flawed," he added.

Source: ANI
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