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  • Tracey King

    The commonly held belief that obese people can simply decide to eat less and exercise more to control their weight is at odds w/ substantial scientific evidence illuminating a precise and powerful biological system that maintains body weight within a relatively narrow range (10-20 pounds) he said. Fat people are victimized by a social stigma predicated on these myths, he wrote in a 2004 issue of Nature Medicine. Our body shapes and sizes are, to a most significant extent, genetically determined.

  • 80swoman

    Recruitment brochure cover for the Minnesota Starvation Experiment. May 27, 1944. During World War II, 36 conscientious objectors participated in a study of human starvation conducted by Ancel Keys and his colleagues at the University of Minnesota. The Minnesota Starvation Experiment, as it was later known, was a grueling study meant to gain insight into the physical & psychological effects of semistarvation and the problem of refeeding civilians who had been starved during the war.

  • Brigid Barjaktarevic

    interesting article about the Minnesota Experiment. #thinspo #thinspiration #diet #haes

  • Laurenn McCubbin

    Junkfood Science: How we’ve come to believe that overeating causes obesity

  • Shayn Smulyan

    Minnesota Starvation Study - "How we've come to believe that overeating causes obesity"

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