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Wednesday, May 17th 2006

I Don't Want To Be…

A Yale study says people are willing to make sacrifices to not be overweight.

“We were surprised by the sheer number of people who reported they would be willing to make major sacrifices to avoid being obese. It drives home the message that weight bias is powerful and pervasive,” said Marlene Schwartz, associate director of the Rudd Center and lead author of the study in Obesity, which was issued this month.

I don’t care about the personal choices that lead to people being overweight, and in some cases there are legitimately genetics behind extreme obesity. But, this is the fattest country in the world, so somehow I can’t help but think these willing “sacrifices” are lip service.

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