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The Ethics of Big Soda Bans (and Other Obesity Prevention Policies)

Why are obesity prevention measures like big soda bans, sugar sweetened beverage taxes, or menu labeling so controversial, and so hard to pass? What happens when opposing sides feel strongly –and have compelling evidence–that their position takes the moral high … Continue reading

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So Obesity’s an Official “Disease”….So What?

The American Medical Association recently recognized obesity as an official “disease.” Read about what this decision means for patients, physicians, and the public over at the American Society for Nutrition Blog. (Scroll down to see my post). 

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Does Overweight Really Decrease Risk of Death?

Recent research showing that being overweight may actually reduce risk of mortality has gotten all the obesity experts talking about whether that extra fat might be more helpful than harmful. What gives? Read my take here.

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