The role of weight stigmatization in cumulative risk for binge eating

Liliana Almeida, Sarah Savoy, Paul Boxer

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This study explores the link between weight stigmatization and binge eating amid other known risk factors using a cumulative risk model. It analyzes both bariatric patients and undergraduate students, finding a distinct impact of weight stigmatization on binge eating, particularly among the undergraduate group. The results underline weight stigmatization as a significant predictor of binge eating, emphasizing the necessity for more research on how such experiences foster eating disorders.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-292
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2011

ASJC Scopus Subject Areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology


  • Binge eating disorder
  • Obesity

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