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03 Apr 2020

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Hi there, My name is McKenna and I am a Campus Correspondent for Campus Reform. I am writing an article based on this blog post by two professors at University of Wisconsin- La Crosse: https://www.twofatprofessors.com/post/diet-culture-at-the-end-of-the-world Could you give an expert's opinion on the claims made in the post and if you think weight gain and obesity are healthy lifestyles or not? Thanks so much!
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The Dietitians

13 Oct 2020

Hi McKenna
There are many people like these professors that are angry with the weight obsessed world where woman s value are linked to body size  It is all about looking at the scientific facts. A person s value should not be judged by body weight On the other hand it is well established in the medical research that obesity (depending on your genetics) increases the risk for Type 2 diabetes, hart disease, blood pressure, cancer and inflammation. The good news is that you do not need to be this to be healthy A study has shown where people who lost only 10 % of their body weight to reduce their risk for developing Type 2 diabetes with a 58 %    
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