Reports of past sexual abuse were found to be common amongst obese individuals. Those that reported abuse, were found to have significantly worse mental health status than non-abused.

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Although it was common for obese individuals to report a past sexual history, body max index was not found to be associated with abuse. Alcohol addiction, low-income status, and psychiatric diagnoses were associated with sexual abuse.

Link to Article:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3705987/

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