Enjoy your HAES while it lasts (or is metabolically healthy obesity a myth?)

Yet another study was published this week that challenged the concept of ‘metabolically healthy obesity’. MHO is a phenomenon that has been recognised for over a decade now, with more and more studies coming out that suggest not all fat people are unhealthy. How many exactly varies with study, but a 2011 review found that…

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Fatties who lose weight not necessarily healthier: studies

One of the assumptions of the War on Obesity is that if we fatties lost weight, our health risks would go back to ‘normal’. There’s a lot wrong with this line of thinking. First of all, many ‘overweight’ and ‘obese’ people are indeed healthy, and many ‘normal weight’ people are not.* Epidemiological studies consistently show…

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You are not alone

This post originally appeared on Fierce Freethinking Fatties. It’s not easy being ahead of your time. The emotional resources required to go against the status quo can sometimes seem more than you can spare. And that’s just to be you. Let’s not even think about the resources needed to actually do something about that status…

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Not This Year!

UPDATE: If you already know all about Project Not This Year and want to find out how to take part, or just check out the end product, visit this link. I was having a bit of a clear out a few weeks back and I got to thinking. I still have some of my old…

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Fit vs Fat vs OMG Where Did My Head Go?

This week saw the publication of yet another study showing that fitness is more important that fatness in predicting long-term health outcomes for everything from heart disease and hypertension, to cancer mortality and death in general! It joins the likes of this, and this, and this and dozens more. One of the things that particularly annoys me is that every time a…

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Too big for the beat: are our police officers too fat for the job?

According to the front page story in yesterday’s Metro – the world’s largest free newspaper with 1.3 million copies distributed to UK commuters every morning, a large proportion of police officers in the Met – Britain’s biggest force, do not fall into current BMI guidelines for a ‘healthy weight’. Apparently, 52% are ‘overweight’ and 22%…

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