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Monday, June 06, 2005
Here is an interesting article from Scientific American about the overblown epidemic on obesity (H/T to The Volokh Conspiracy):
While I can't say I agree with everything said (when do I ever?)... I can say it's still mostly good, and has a lot of strong data. But, like many things written for Scientific American... it's long. Here is one of the parts that I can't buy into:
First of all... I'm not going to take the word of law professor. Not that they're unreliable... just that we're not talking about legal advice here... we're talking about the human body. Why don't they have a doctor saying this? Secondly... I go from person experience on this one. I lost 80 pounds (or 31% of my body weight) in a safe and I think very practical way... and have kept it off for a few years now, and see no signs of that changing in the near future. The problem is that the safe and practical ways don't work overnight without permanent lifestyle changes. Does that mean they're not practical? Of course not. Does it mean that they're not super simple? Sure... but practical and super simple aren't synonymous.
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