The Obesity Fallacy

By Mica Lemire
There is a significant problem with the way the public looks at obesity, especially as it relates to health. There are many reading this article, possibly even you, who may hold that obesity is necessarily damaging to a person’s health. But how could you not? Modern medicine operates within a similar weight-pathology mindset, that obesity is a disease– a narrative that propagates out of the hospital and into the public’s rolodex of health axioms. In addition, it’s almost ubiquitously understood that obesity is associated with many diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, and cancer.

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