obesity

Is the West Teaching the Developing World to Stigmatize Fat People?
December 12, 2014

“I would kill myself if I was fat,” said a 20-year-old Korean woman.

Obesity Is Even More Costly Than We Thought
November 22, 2014

Obesity in the U.S. costs $8.65 billion per year due to absenteeism in the workplace.

'Louie's Tiresome Portrayal of Women
This week's "fat girl speech" reveals one of the show's biggest problems
May 13, 2014

"Louie"'s 'fat girl speech' reveals one of the show's biggest problems

There Is No Childhood Obesity Epidemic
So stop applauding Michelle Obama for reducing it!
February 27, 2014

Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade” said the front-page headline of yesterday’s New York Times, in what the paper described as a “stunning” drop.

Eating Bacteria Could Be the Future of Medicine
December 31, 2013

In ten years, you might be eating bacteria from someone else's gut to treat autism or obesity.

The Five Weirdest Ways That Countries Combat Obesity
July 23, 2013

As Judith Shulevitz reports in her latest Phenomenology column in The New Republic, our intense focus on weight loss often overlooks the importance of treating the chronic disease of obesity.

Separating Fat from Fiction
A novel takes on the social issue du jour
June 04, 2013

The tricky problem of the obese character.

Chris Christie's Big Fat Authenticity
What the media misses about the governor's weight loss
May 10, 2013

What the media misses about the governor's weight loss

Worth Reading
November 09, 2009

Fred Mishkin: Fed shouldn't worry about asset bubbles right now. Inflation expectations have returned to a historically normal range. Study: A higher minimum wage can reduce obesity. Dallas Fed: Don't blame protectionism for the decline in global trade. Banks just as happy buying Treasuries as making loans.

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