Revenge of the Gerd

“One of the principles driving the $61 billion weight-loss industries is the notion that fat is inherently unhealthy and that it’s better, health-wise, to be thin, no matter what you have to do to get there. But a growing body of research is beginning to question this paradigm.” I’m sure there’s more to this Slate story by Harriet Brown, but my Tater Tots are ready.

+ And here’s Brown in The Atlantic: How obesity became a disease. And, as a consequence, how weight loss became an industry.

+ Koreans are making big money by binge eating on the Internet. I’ve trained my whole life, but I had no idea one could go pro.

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