Comments on: “Obesity,” health, and the pro-food movement http://cook-food.org/2009/09/obesity-health-and-the-pro-food-movement/ a manualfesto for easy, healthy, local eating Wed, 04 Aug 2010 20:21:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: lisajervis http://cook-food.org/2009/09/obesity-health-and-the-pro-food-movement/comment-page-1/#comment-194 lisajervis Wed, 27 Jan 2010 16:17:07 +0000 http://cook-food.org/?p=181#comment-194 But even this article quotes a doctor/researcher making the point that still, after all these studies and the so many that came before, definitive conclusions can't be drawn: " 'The fit or fat issue has unbelievable levels of complexity,' says Tim Church, M.D., Ph.D., the director of Preventive Medicine Research at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La.... The very categorization of fatness using B.M.I. is a gross oversimplification, he adds. 'You can’t just say being overweight' is unhealthy, he says. 'Nothing is that simple.' " But even this article quotes a doctor/researcher making the point that still, after all these studies and the so many that came before, definitive conclusions can’t be drawn:

” ‘The fit or fat issue has unbelievable levels of complexity,’ says Tim Church, M.D., Ph.D., the director of Preventive Medicine Research at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La…. The very categorization of fatness using B.M.I. is a gross oversimplification, he adds. ‘You can’t just say being overweight’ is unhealthy, he says. ‘Nothing is that simple.’ “

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By: Jessica Parsons http://cook-food.org/2009/09/obesity-health-and-the-pro-food-movement/comment-page-1/#comment-193 Jessica Parsons Wed, 27 Jan 2010 03:54:22 +0000 http://cook-food.org/?p=181#comment-193 Actually, I have seen just as often, from overweight people, the claim that they are a "fit fat". Being overweight for most of my life, I would be the last to question a fat person's value, but as this article shows, it is not wise to assume their health is not threatened. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/06/phys-ed-can-you-be-overweight-and-still-be-healthy/#more-22351 Actually, I have seen just as often, from overweight people, the claim that they are a “fit fat”. Being overweight for most of my life, I would be the last to question a fat person’s value, but as this article shows, it is not wise to assume their health is not threatened. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/06/phys-ed-can-you-be-overweight-and-still-be-healthy/#more-22351

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By: Vanessa http://cook-food.org/2009/09/obesity-health-and-the-pro-food-movement/comment-page-1/#comment-151 Vanessa Tue, 24 Nov 2009 04:21:42 +0000 http://cook-food.org/?p=181#comment-151 Great post Lisa. I definitely think that a little questioning of assumptions is in order in the Pro-food world. And I don't think the bias is intentional either. Good of you to point it out so people can start thinking through some of their assumptions and not be so quick to throw out sentences like "health problems caused by the obesity epidemic". Great post Lisa. I definitely think that a little questioning of assumptions is in order in the Pro-food world. And I don’t think the bias is intentional either. Good of you to point it out so people can start thinking through some of their assumptions and not be so quick to throw out sentences like “health problems caused by the obesity epidemic”.

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