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<p>Obesity Stigma Obesity is a commonly stigmatised condition that is frequently reported to elicit emotions such as disgust, anger and blame. To stigmatise an individual is to mark the bearer with a perceived lower social value based on their physical appearance or an unfavourable character trait. The common perception is that stigmatisation is justifiable because it may motivate an individual to adopt healthier behaviours. However, prejudice against people with obesity will often just result in adverse consequences for their psychological and physical health. Research has shown that in a clinical setting there is often a strong stigmatisation by healthcare providers </p>