Fat Bodies: A Major Concern of Asian Women

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Yasmeen Iqbal


One of the most prevalent concerns regarding the nutritional status of Asian Women is excessive weight. This is a subject of importance for two reasons: Physical appearance and potential health implications. In our society, the thin person especially a woman is favoured and the fat person is discriminated against. In advertisements, fashions, work placements, selection of spouses, employment opportunities and etc. as we see it everywhere. Sometimes it is the imagination of the fat person; they blame the unfavourable outcome of situations on their appearance. But many times, appearance is the true reason. And the discrimination can be blatant. "In Asia, beauty is about survival. The women are focused, very conscious about how to preserve their figure and the quality of their skin and body. They spend a lot of their leisure time at the beauty parlors and fitness centres.

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