An Australian study has found that obese people who undergo weight loss surgeries continue to be viewed in a negative light among those who know that they took surgical help to lose excess weight.
The study was conducted by researchers from the University of New South Wales' School of Psychology who recorded the observations of 73 students. The participants were initially shown a picture of a woman known as Susan who had a body mass index of nearly 40.
The participants were then shown a more recent picture in which Susan had a BMI of 22. They were also given her basic biographical information while some of the participants were told that she either underwent surgery or diet and exercise to lose weight.