The recently published study carried out by researchers Lucía Beltrán-Garrayo, Marta Rojo, Laura Rodríguez-Mondragón, & Ana R. Sepúlveda García has found evidence that the internalization of prejudices about weight is present in Spanish adolescents, which can have a negative impact on their self-esteem and body image. The results suggest that girls and those who are obese or overweight show higher levels of internalization of prejudices about weight compared to male or normal weight adolescents.

This study underlines the importance of considering the internalization of weight bias as a dimension to take into account in the prevention of psychological problems related to body image and self-esteem among adolescents in the school context.