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

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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