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Fat phobia, the diet industry, and corporate greed

Everywhere we turn, we’re bombarded with messages about our bodies: thin is in, and we’re expected to either be thin or aspire to be thin. The main stream media is obsessed with our (current or potential) fatness. We’re warned about all the health problems supposedly caused by obesity: diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and even cancer. Obviously, thin people never get these illnesses. Obviously, if a thin person DOES get these illnesses, they are not at fault, and deserve the best of the best healthcare available. If … Continued