Everything We Know About Obesity Is Wrong


Kids as young as 3 describe their larger classmates as “lazy” and “stupid.” Nearly half of 5-year-old girls worry about being fat. Doctors cut their appointments short for their obese patients, telling them to eat less and go on a diet. But diets don’t work. For too long, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence and has instead waged a futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining millions of lives. (30 min)

+ Michael Hobbes knows how to write: also see #83 and #124.

+ For more on our obsession with dieting, see #104, #105, and #125.


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