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    Better to be "fit and fat" than thin and inactive!

  • Bethany Bellingham

    For Fat Patients and their Doctors

  • Susan Griner

    Research by Peter Muennig at Columbia University found that “Obese persons experience a high degree of stress, and this stress plausibly explains a portion of the BMI-health association. Thus, the obesity epidemic may, in part, be driven by social constructs surrounding body image norms.”

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