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Young kids may have mature biases against overweight people

NEW YORK: Kids may develop an implicit bias against overweight and obese people early in childhood that leads them to make quick judgments based only on size, a small experiment suggests. The study tested snap judgments made by youngsters ages 9 to 11 right after they’d seen pictures of children with varied body shapes. Participants were briefly shown pictures of older children who were similar to each other in age, race and sex but of different weights. Right after that, they briefly viewed images of meaningless…