Instead of hurting egos, super-thin models featured in beauty magazines boost "thinspiration", the belief of normal-sized women that they can make themselves look just as attractive as the models they see in these magazines, finds a research.
Being overweight is a stigma in our society. Aren`t overweight people human beings? Why do people have wrong notions about fat people? I am overweight but does that necessarily mean that I am unhealthy? Obesity is a disease afflicting children in urban population and definitely on the rise in India. And being fat also does not imply being obese.