Sunday, 25 April 2004

Body Size and Health

I found this story on how the link between obesity and health is more tenuous than we're led to believe quite convincing. I like the logic of Paul Campos' central argument: making a large-sized person thin does not necessarily give him or her the health profile of someone who was more naturally thin in the first place. I guess I'll check out The Obesity Myth once it comes out, to see whether his evidence supports his conclusions.

Incidentally, Paul Campos gets renamed "Paul Cosmos" in that Guardian online article. Was that the spell-checker being trigger-happy? Lord knows the number of times I've been renamed "Daryl Sing" or "Daryl Sung"....



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