Overweight people find it harder to get a job than their slimmer counterparts, an online survey of more than 2,000 human resources professionals by the journal Personnel Today suggests.
It reports that 93% of those questioned said they would favour a "normal weight" candidate over an overweight person, even if they were identically qualified.
Nearly half said obesity lowered an employee's output and 30% regarded obesity as a valid reason for not employing someone. Four in 10 suggested overweight people lacked self-discipline and one in 10 thought weight a ground for dismissal, The Guardian reports.
Following the summit in Riga on November 30, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg explained how the alliance could respond to Russia's 'new aggression against Ukraine.'