Dr. T Talks to GLASS about the Biological Link Between Body-Shaming and Obesity

by Erin

This coming Friday (Sept. 11), Dr. T will be giving a talk to middle and elementary-school students at the New Roads School¬†about the psychological and biological consequences of body shaming. She was invited to speak by the GLASS (Girls Learning Achieving and Succeeding in Science)¬†organization on the New Roads campus, which is a program intended to promote women and girls’ leadership, involvement, and recognition in STEM fields. Specifically, Dr. T will be speaking about the way that body shame can be damaging emotionally, as well as about how it may trigger a hormonal response that can perpetuate overweight and obesity for up to a decade.

 

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