Why Skinny Bitches Hate Fatties: It's Called Survival, Stupid!

Diet Blog spotted a story in The Independent about a new study suggesting that there's a biological reason why skinny people are grossed out by fat people. The Independent reports that researchers found that the behavioral immune system "can be triggered into action at the sight of obesity because it doesn't like the look of what it sees, and associates it with infection." The scientists state that the same way humans are nauseated by the hint of bad food and appalled by rashes and lesions, there are "signals of disgust" prompted by the sight of an obese body "to encourage avoidance and survival." Ugh. We always knew skinny bitches were haters (we thought it was hunger!) — but now they've got the excuse of evolution?
Why Slim People Don't Like Fat People [DietBlog via The Independent]