[LMB] Just read... _The Obesity Myth_

Marna Nightingale marna at marna.ca
Tue Apr 7 06:11:18 BST 2009

Walter Bushell wrote:

> Soccer has to be as bad, all those blows to the head, and no helmet.  
> Probably neither is as dangerous as farming.

Or driving.

I mean, this is the thing: body weight is a factor in overall health. 
One factor, importance extremely variable. Sometimes one's body weight 
contributes to ill-health. Sometimes it's a consequence of ill-health. 
Quite often it's completely irrelevant, except that it has a 
disproportionate impact on the quality and kind of health care patients, 
especially large women, are able to GET.

I'm very lucky in my doctor: she treats my weight as a single factor in 
the rather complicated situation that is my health, and she does this 
regardless of what said weight actually is.

Not everyone has that sort of luck:



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