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  • It is all the issues of being a person of size.
  • It is standing up for our rights, for equality and inclusion, for dispelling myths and dangerous untruths.
  • It is the underground and on the ground floor.
  • It is political and it is also personal.

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How Lab Rats Are Changing Our View of Obesity April 11, 2015 11:42PM Obesity stems primarily from the overconsumption of food paired with insufficient exercise. But this elementary formula cannot explain how quickly the obesity epidemic has spread globally in the past several decades nor why more than one third of adults in the U.S. are now obese. Many researchers believe that a more complex mix of environmental exposures, lifestyle, genetics and the microbiome ’s makeup...

How Obesity Became a Disease April 11, 2015 10:25PM Weight loss is a big business, and, since it’s rarely successful in the  long term, it comes with a built-in supply of repeat customers. And  doctors have been involved in the business one way or another for a long  time. Some 2,000 years ago, the Greek physician and philosopher Galen  diagnosed “bad humors” as the cause of obesity, and prescribed massage,  baths, and “slimming foods” like greens,...

Study Warns of Diet Supplement Dangers Kept Quiet by F.D.A. April 08, 2015 2:59PM Popular weight-loss and workout supplements on sale in hundreds of vitamin shops across the nation contain a chemical nearly identical to amphetamine, the powerful stimulant, and pose dangers to the health of those who take them, according to a new study. The Canadian health authorities in December called the chemical, BMPEA, “a serious health risk,” and pulled supplements that contain it from store shelves.

That's Not Our Demographic September 09, 2011 11:11AM My name is Nancy Upton. I'm a size 12 and wanted to show American Apparel my fresh face (and full figure). My good friend Shannon Skloss came over to take some "booty-ful" photos of me...but I just couldn't stop eating.

Reality bites for Biggest Losers September 05, 2011 11:38AM The Biggest Loser weight gain shock. These former contestants have had their dreams shattered as life outside the show has meant a return to old habits, and some serious weight gain. Now, experts are saying the 'life changing' reality show is in fact setting up problem-eaters for failure in the name of entertainment.

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