Scientist pushing "fat-shaming" strategy to deal with obesity epidemic
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(KTNV) -- A new idea on how to fight fat has a lot of people talking.
A prominent bio-ethicist has come out and said that the best way to fight the nation's obesity problem is to make heavy people feel bad about it.
Scientist Daniel Callahan says we need a bolder strategy to attack the obesity epidemic, both with adults and children.
More than one-third of all adults in this country are now considered obese.
And that includes 17 percent of children.
In a new paper by Daniel Callahan, he says the last resort is "shaming" fat.
That would include putting up posters that say things like "If you are overweight or obese, are you pleased with the way you look?"
The scientist says shaming is exactly what worked against smokers.
Society started telling smokers to go outside and that their bad habit was socially unacceptable.
Smoking numbers plunged nationally.
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