Fat and Health: The Tennis Match

Debbie says:

I’m fascinated by all the recent news about weight and health, even if it is giving me whiplash.

We wrote here about the (under-reported) Women’s Health Initiative news about healthy eating, and the (over-reported and generally under-analyzed, except here) study by the American Institute for Cancer Research on weight and cancer.

Immediately after those two came out, a study which gives props to life expectancy in fat people actually got some serious ink and immediately after that this British study seems to say the exact opposite.

So, right now, I’m applauding headlines that say it’s okay to be fat, and waiting for the dust on the latest studies to settle.

D. Lizzy, and Nolly all sent us links on the most recent studies.

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