Sunday 20 August 2017

Body shaming and cotton balls for dinner - how not to tackle obesity

Obesity expert Professor Donal O’Shea has taken to the airwaves recently to warn of an existential crisis facing the country – fat people with self-confidence. Photo: PA
Obesity expert Professor Donal O’Shea has taken to the airwaves recently to warn of an existential crisis facing the country – fat people with self-confidence. Photo: PA
Colette Browne

Colette Browne

Obesity expert Professor Donal O'Shea has taken to the airwaves recently to warn of an existential crisis facing the country - fat people with self-confidence.

Speaking about a recent increase in the numbers of plus-size models, Prof O'Shea told Newstalk it was a "dangerous trend" that "glamorised obesity".

"If you put significantly obese people out there as the socially acceptable norm, then it becomes that.

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