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Obesity: Five Take-Home Messages That Might Challenge Your Assumptions



Carrie Rubin

Carrie always has something interesting to say about research into obesity. Her latest novel ‘Eating Bull’ addresses this issue and others – worth a read.


Carrie Rubin

Last fall I attended the Cleveland Clinic’s 10th Annual Obesity Summit, a conference I like to go to whenever I can. During the event, I live tweeted snippets from various expert speakers. Given the complex nature of overweight/obesity,* I thought it might be interesting to expound on some of them.

  1. Preventable Chronic Disease

Notice the above tweet does not say “50% of obese U.S. adults.” Regardless of our number on the scale,half of us could better our health by improving our diet and physical activity, no medication required. For example:

  • We could lower our risk of type 2 diabetes by eating less sugar and more whole grains and vegetables.
  • We could increase our bone density by doing weight-bearing exercise and eating…

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6 thoughts on “Obesity: Five Take-Home Messages That Might Challenge Your Assumptions

  1. Thank you so much for the reblog, Polly! It’s much appreciated. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. You know I always like getting behind my pulpit on the subject. 🙂


  2. I thankfully don’t really have a weight problem, but stress is certainly having a negative impact! Agh. Thanks, Polly. k.


  3. Agh. I used to be I. Pretty good shape but no more. Stress the killer. Thanks. K.

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