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6/26/13: SF Chronicle, Debate grows over whether obesity is a disease, by Kristen V. Brown.

“”I’m concerned about the health ramifications of this decision. Weight bias is much more health-damaging than carrying a lot of body fat,” said Linda Bacon, a professor of nutrition at City College of San Francisco and author of the book “Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight.” “Extensive research establishes that some people in the ‘obese’ category live long, healthy, disease-free lives – proving that ‘obesity’ itself is not a sole determinant of disease,” she said.”

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