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by Robyn Chuter

The ‘body positivity’ movement is bad for your brain… in more ways than one.

I’ve written three previous articles on the harmful impact of obesity-normalising ‘body positivity’ (Is the ‘Health At Every Size’ movement helping or hurting?Larger body, shorter life and The curious case of fat activism and COVID), there is an abundant literature demonstrating that carrying excess body fat is bad for your physical health and psychological well-being.

And a new study adds to the growing body of evidence (pardon the pun) that the larger your fat stores, the smaller your brain.

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